Thank you notes to scholarship donors are very meaningful, and can play an integral part of the fund-raising efforts by the University of Nebraska Foundation. All thank you notes are documented, and a copy is maintained in your student file.
The UNMC Office of Financial Aid requires you to acknowledge the receipt of your scholarship with a thank you note to the donors. A checklist item will be added to your To Do list on MyRecords and will not be removed until the thank you note is received by the scholarship coordinator.
Thank you notes should be written for all scholarships, including the Regent, Legacy, Non-Resident Tuition scholarships and Tuition Waivers
Please address your scholarship thank you note specifically to the donor. In many instance, you will need to create more than one thank you note. Each donor should be acknowledged separately. Click here to find your scholarship award and the name of the addressee for your thank you note. If your scholarship is not listed, please contact the Financial Aid Office. If the donor addressee is listed as "Scholarship Donors", please address your thank you note in that fashion.
Thank you notes should be typewritten and personally signed. All thank you notes should be on an 8 ½” x 11” sheet of paper. Please include your name and address information at the top of the thank you note. Do not submit a Thank you notecard. Should you receive more than one scholarship, submit all thank you notes in one envelope. Thank you notes must be received by August 1, or 30 days after the award is made.
Please send all thank you notes to the following address:
Karen Freeman, Scholarship Coordinator
Office of Financial Aid
984235 NE Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4235
You can also hand-deliver your Thank You notes to:
UNMC Student Life Center
Financial Aid Suite / Room 2013
We suggest the following information be included in your typewritten note:
- Name, program, class year, hometown and high school
- Name of the scholarship received
- Personal and/or professional activities and hobbies
- Future academic and career plans
- Information about your UNMC experience and the impact it has had thus far
- Thank the donor for their support of UNMC and explain how this scholarship is helping you
A thank you note must be prepared for EACH scholarship received. Multiple awards may not be acknowledged in one letter.
Failure to acknowledge your scholarship may jeopardize student's eligibility for future scholarship awards.