Thank You Letters
Occidental's donors want to hear from the students they so generously support. Therefore, you may be asked to write a Thank You letter for a scholarship you received.
On your first award letter or during the academic year, the College may notify you that your general need-based scholarship comes from a specific donor. This does not mean you have been awarded additional scholarship funds, but that a specific donor has made the need-based scholarship you have already received possible.
'Thank You' letters help to ensure that donors continue to provide scholarship support to Occidental students. Many donors have increased their contributions after learning their gifts had a positive impact on the lives of others. With each 'Thank You' letter, we improve Occidental’s opportunity to add to our scholarship funds and financially support our students.
If you are awarded a named scholarship, you may be asked to thank the person or organization that provided your support by writing a 'Thank You' letter. We have provided helpful tips about writing 'Thank You' letters* to assist you with this process.
Because of the importance attached to these acknowledgements, a hold will be placed on the disbursement of your scholarship or your scholarship may be cancelled if your letter is not received in a timely manner.
We thank you in advance for your willingness to help students receive the scholarship support they need.
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