Hardship Letter Examples

   Scholarship Increase Appeal Letter

Dear {scholarship committee}:

I was so happy and grateful to be notified that I am one of the recipients of the prestigious {Scholarship Name} Scholarship. Thank you so much for believing in me. I am so excited to be attending {College Name} in the fall.

I wanted to reach out and provide additional context about my family's financial situation, and see if it might be possible to increase the award. My understanding is that your organization typically grants students between {amount} and {amount}. While I appreciate my {amount} award beyond measure, I'm hoping you can consider adding more.

I'm enclosing my updated report card, as well as a financial statement compiled by my mother. My {guardian}, who was our family's main income earner, recently passed away due to {illness/condition/accident}. My siblings and I are adjusting to our "new normal," and it has been difficult. I've taken on an additional after-school job, but the gap for tuition is still very wide.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful consideration.

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