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College Scholarship Tip: Say Thank You!
Before school is out for summer vacation, students need to take time to thank their letter of recommendation writers.
A handwritten card is always best, with some personal words thanking the writer for helping them in the scholarship process.
Writing letters of recommendation is no easy task and saying thank you is always the right thing to do!
In addition, students can (and should!) apply for college scholarships all through their college years and they may need the same person to write an additional letter for them at some point.
Sending that personal thank you letter will make the writer feel valued and they will also appreciate the student who wrote it, so if they are asked to write another letter the chances are better that they will gladly accept.
Letter of recommendation writers also would love to hear if a student has won the scholarship that they wrote the letter recommending them for, so if this information is available, include this happy news in the thank you letter.
One additional tip: To get the best letters of recommendation possible, students should give the writers a scholarship resume.
Click here to find out how to put together a stellar scholarship resume.
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