Scholarship Acceptance & Thank You Letter

Congratulations! You have been selected for a 2023-2024 MSUM Scholarship!

Complete the following three steps and review the Additional Information and Requirements.

  1. Accept Your Scholarship
    Enter in the information about your scholarship(s) from the scholarship notification email or letter.

  2. Write a Thank You Letter
    Write a thank you letter to the donor(s) who established the scholarship for which you were selected. Thank you letters help maintain the connection between donors and recipients. Your sentiment does not have to be long, but it is a nice way for the donors to find out some information about the person who has been awarded their scholarship.

    Your printed and signed thank you letter (Word or Google document) must be submitted to the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid, Owens 107. We will forward your letter to the Alumni Foundation Office who will then send your letter to the appropriate scholarship donor or representative.

    You may use the thank you letter template or one of the sample letters below. It is important to use your own words and be sincere.
    Scholarships may be rescinded and a new recipient selected if your thank you letter is not received or the acceptance form has not been completed by the requested date.

  3. Press Release
    We would love to share the good news of your scholarship with your hometown! Complete the Press Release if would like the MSUM Marketing and Communications Team to distribute your information to local media.

Scholarship Luncheon

The annual scholarship luncheon will be held in November 2023 to recognize scholarship recipients. It is very important that you attend the scholarship luncheon. Often, the donor of the scholarship and/or their families or representatives will want to meet you, so please make every effort to attend. You will receive information with details of the event and an RSVP in mid-October.

Important: If you are unable to attend due to circumstances beyond your control, please use the RSVP information on your scholarship luncheon invitation so that we can let the donor know why you are not in attendance.

Scholarship Requirements

  • You must be a degree-seeking student in good academic standing at MSUM.
  • Most scholarships require full time enrollment (undergraduates: 12 MSUM credit hours per semester; graduates: 8 MSUM credit hours per semester).
  • Adjustments to your work-study and or student loan offer may be required due to receipt of this scholarship(s).
  • Some scholarships may have additional eligibility criteria. Review your notification email.
  • Your scholarship will pay in equal disbursements across fall and spring semester. If you are graduating fall semester, your spring semester disbursement will be cancelled.