A sample scholarship application letter is available from the Office of Financial Aid website for the University of Florida College of Medicine. More scholarship sample letters are available at the Willamette University website. Not every scholarship requires an application letter; some have a specific form instead.
The applicant should send scholarship applications early as possible, making sure they don't arrive after the due date, sending them with a return receipt requested to ensure arrival, the University of Florida says.
Check with the scholarship provider, college or university financial aid office to determine if they have sample letters specifically designed for the scholarships offered there. Most scholarship applications require a personal essay in addition to the letter. Sample personal essays are available at InternationalStudents.com. Detailed steps to writing a personal statement are posted on the Financial Aid Office pages of the University of Michigan-Flint website.