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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Sample Letter 2

(SDSU sample scholarship thank you letter)

Dear Members of the Transportation Association of San Diego,

Three years ago this fall I started my first year at San Diego State University committed to earning a degree in Environmental Engineering with a Military Science minor. To enrich my military education, I contracted for four years in the university’s ROTC program. Throughout my first summer, I learned how to work with my squad members during Basic ROTC training.

These past three years have been very challenging, but I expect the knowledge I have gained has prepared me for the rest of my life.  During the academic year, my time was solely devoted to my studies. In the summer, I participate in research programs that are searching for methods of decontaminating biological warfare agents. This summer, before I enter my senior year this fall, I will attend Advanced Camp where I will be able to put into practice the leadership principles and theories learned in the classroom. I also found time to work on my leadership skills training freshmen during their Basic Training exercises.

I am on schedule to graduate from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and a minor in Military Science. I look forward to serving my country and I expect to be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. After graduation, I will attend the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course in Arizona. I plan to take advantage of my time in the military to put to practical use the education gained at SDSU and from the Army ROTC.

As anyone attending college knows, the cost of fees, books and materials, and living expenses are daunting. The annual scholarship I received from the Transportation Association was essential in helping me achieve my goals.

Thank you again for your generosity.

Respectfully,
Luisa Sanchez