[Your letterhead, if desired; if not, your return address]
[Date of letter-month, day, and year]
[Recipient's first and last names]
[Street or P.O. box address]
[City, State ZIP code]
Dear [recipient's name]:
I am writing to Catskill University to request the R.L. Woods Scholarship for the upcoming academic year. I have thoroughly reviewed the requirements and believe I do meet all of them. I have also completed all of the paperwork for the scholarship and have enclosed that with this letter. Also enclosed are my references. I think you will agree when you review my paperwork that I would be an excellent candidate for the scholarship, and I would be most honored to receive it.
Please let me know if you have questions or need additional information from me. I look forward to hearing from you once you have completed the highly competitive process of selecting a scholarship recipient.
[Sender's first and last names]