This is the first layout of my scholarship letter which i would be sending for my masters. I would be happy i you would review it and give me some guidlines or inputs to improve it and maxximise my chance to get it! Thank you :)
With this letter, I hereby wish to apply for the scholarships and the financial aid provided by your esteemed Institute for the academic year of 2016-2017.
I am currently pursuing my Bachelors with Honors in Political Science from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. I have applied at the Graduate Institute for Masters in Development Studies because of several reasons one of them being the scholarship given by the Institute to dedicated and hardworking students especially coming from the developing countries.
I want scholarship because of several reasons, first of all I want it as my family doesn't have that many resources to sustain my two year masters in a foreign land , as my father is a Central Government Employee, my mother is a housewife and my elder sister is a cabin crew member. We live in a government accommodation. We don't have assets that we could take help of for financing my studies, Even though my family supports me and have always supported me with my dreams, but I genuinely feel that with such limited resources I won't be able to fulfill my dreams.
Ma'am/Sir, Being a son, I have huge responsibilities of my family and my future family, I have big dreams for them and for which I have always worked hard and will always do.I would be grateful to you if you could provide me the scholarship so that limited finances don't hinder my academic - professional growth and my dreams for myself and my family.
Secondly, I will be an International student who does not get financial aid as an employee. I can't work off campus because I would have the student visa. Without financial aid and work permit, it might be hard for my parents to afford it.
Thirdly, I think with all the hard-work and determination I put into my high school and college and all the volunteering and extra-curricular activities I was part of I deserve financial aid for my masters. Also, I am a hardworking student both academically and professionally, I think it is a high time that I should ease the burden of finances from my parents shoulder. I would really need the scholarship as with that I would get the opportunity to study at a world-class institute, and I know the kind of big dreams I have for myself and for my family will be fulfilled with the kind of education I will get from the Institute. Also, the scholarship would help me in paying for my books and study materials and even part of my tuition fees and accommodation fees.And moreover, I will feel relieved and happy about not dealing with loans and I would thus focus more on my studies than focusing on finances which is very important.
As far as alternative funding is concerned, My aim is to apply for Student loan from a nationalised bank and pay them the loan money after completion of my masters.
I believe that if someone has a passion for something they will excel in that field no matter what but , if you don`t get the chance or if you are not able to, you will lead a life of regret forever, and with that said, I don't want to be in that situation 5 years from now. I have decided that I want to be a part of this Institute and as I mentioned above I will work really hard to fulfill my dreams and goals and the aspirations of my family.
Ma'am/Sir, I am confident in joining the Graduate Institute and with the help of scholarship I am sure I will be able to study and focus on my thesis better. I assure you that I will work very hard and with full dedication and would make the Institute feel proud of my work.
Thanking you in advance in considering my application and giving the chance to show my motivation for the scholarship.