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Congratulations on receiving your scholarship! Please take a few minutes to write a letter of gratitude to the donor.

We recommend writing your letter(s) in Word or another word processing program. Use the Thank You Letter Guidelines below to craft your letter. 

The Advancement Office will print the letter for you to sign and mail them to the donors on your behalf.

If you have any difficulties or questions regarding the writing of your Thank You Letter, please contact the Office of Donor Relations at 

Thank You Note Guidelines

Beware of grammatical and spelling errors. Please use spell check and grammar check if you type your thank you letter. Always proofread what you write and please consider the following information:

  • Hometown
  • Classification Year
  • Major/Minor/Concentration
  • Academic College
  • What you hope to accomplish while at Old Dominion University
  • Organizations in which you are a member or participate
  • Things you enjoy at ODU
  • How the scholarship will assist you with your academic goals
  • Future career plans

Please take a few minutes to read the instructions document below on how to write your Thank You Letter. You will submit your letter through the Qualtrics link below. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Donor Relations at 

 Thank You Letter Instruction Document

When I see graduates from our program come up to me and pat me on the back - maybe a grocery store or at a meeting - and tell me how wonderful their life is going and tell me how much they appreciate their education at Old Dominion University - that's gold.

Dr. Geroge C. Maihafer
George Maihafer Scholarship in Physical Therapy

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