Writing A Bursary Motivational Letter

Writing A Bursary Motivational Letter | How To Write A Bursary Motivational Letter

What is Bursary 

A Bursary is A grant, especially one awarded to someone to enable them to study at university or college.

How does it work?

Bursaries vary in amounts and professions and are given to students in order to further their studies. In return for funding your studies, the company may require you to repay them by signing a work contract with them. Another type of bursary is a donor bursary (a bursary awarded to a deserving candidate in a specific field of study or in recognition for his/her work in a specific field of study).

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How to write a Bursary Motivational Letter

At the top left corner of the letter, include the address of the bursary provider (you can also include the date you are applying on, your name, and contact details).

Start your letter with any of the following:

The first paragraph should purposefully state the reason for your application. It should be no longer than 2 or 3 sentences and should include a clear thesis similar to the following: “I am applying for the [insert company name] bursary programme to help fund my [course of study] qualification, for the [course year study] academic year.

The second paragraph should elaborate on your education and include your personal achievements, current studies, and plans you have for further education (for example, a graduate degree.) Be precise and to the point in this paragraph and ensure that it too, is no longer than 3 sentences.

The third paragraph should include your career plans and explain how your education and degree complement them. This section should reflect on your personal goals as well as explain how the bursary will aid you in covering certain funds. You could briefly include the circumstances that lead to you needing financial need, but do not linger on it. This paragraph should focus mainly on your plans for the future.

With all this in mind, this is a paragraph that can be a little longer than the rest.

The final paragraph of your motivational letter should be short, stating your gratitude for the consideration and opportunity.

Finally, sign your letter, “Sincerely, (your name).”

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