Help!?!?

<p>I had no idea you were supposed to send a "thank-you note!?" THEY SAID NOTHING ABOUT THIS!!!!!! CAN ANYONE CONFIRM THIS IS EVEN POSSIBLE!? The best part is she sent this email 10 minutes before the office closed on friday being as vague as possible, and she EXPECTS ME TO SEND A LETTER BY MONDAY "WHEN THE POST OFFICE IS CLOSED!?" "AND TO WHO!?" Do I thank the college or do I thank the scholarship founder WHO IS DEAD!? WHAT IS GOING ON!?</p>

<p>"Good Afternoon XXX,</p>

<p>You were selected to receive the XXX scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year. Based on our records we have not received your thank you note. If this letter is not received in our office by Monday, June 7, 2010, your scholarship will be canceled."</p>

<p>Scholarship offers can come with basically whatever strings attached they wish. A thank-you note to the people who funded the scholarship is fairly standard.</p>

<p>Post offices are usually open Saturday mornings. I would pay the extra for guaranteed one day delivery. It says received in their office so sent it to their office (you should be able to do a search of the school web site to find the exact office where the sender of the email works). Then I would suggest emailing them back. Then call them monday morning.</p>

<p>Write a nice thank you letter and attach it to your email...and put it in the mail too! I've never heard of this being required, but it's normally done as a matter of etiquette. I don't know when you were awarded the scholarship, but the recipients we award to often take 2+ months to respond. I think that's a bit long considering it only takes a five minutes to write a couple of sentences, but we definitely understand what a crazy time of year this is for seniors...and how "over" the paperwork they are!</p>

<p>Good heavens. Someone GAVE you money...of course you write a thank you note. Write the thank you note to the gifting organization or read the letter that came with the award for any information and I'm sure they will make sure it gets to the correct person. My son just received a scholarlship and the note also included the name and information about the gifting family and mentioned that the organization would forward any thank you notes.</p>

<p>By the way you should call/write/e-mail a thank you whenever someone gives you a gift -- monetary or otherwise. It's just good manners and is a good skill to develop. Only a couple sentences and a couple minutes of your time.</p>

<p>^Thank you for mentioning the "anytime" factor - whatever happened to parents teaching kids to write thank you notes for gifts?! I don't expect them from my nieces/nephews for birthdays and such when they've thanked me in person, though I want my kids to write them anyway, but grad gifts and other events ALWAYS should be acknowledged in writing, especially if the giver is unrelated. I've had a lot of gifts go unacknowledged in recent years and it does make me wonder if they even cared...</p>

<p>Yes! Get to a post office today and have it sent over-night to the address.</p>

<p>And, send an email to the person who sent the letter telling them that you've sent the Thank-you.</p>

<p>hmm...this has me thinking does this only apply to private scholarships or do you need to send thank you notes to the college for scholarships they give as well-like Presidential, Honors, Departmental-that don't have any family name attached to them?</p>

<p>^^Maybe if you graduate? Seriously though none of mine sent thank yous for the scholarships....except each of them sent a "thank you" e-mail to their admissions officer and in that e-mail basically thanks for the acceptance and for the financial aid and look forward to joining the class of blah, blah blah in the fall. Me, I thank the finaid director that I end up working with every single year! The kids go to colleges with around 2500 students I wouldn't even expect them to do a personal e-mail if they were say heading for UofM.</p>

<p>Yeah, I've never heard of people writing thank-you notes for non-named scholarships. Who would you even send them to, seeing as there's probably nobody in the financial aid office who's directly providing the funding for them?</p>