[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 received your mailing today, which notified me that I had been selected to receive financial aid for the upcoming year. Thank you so very much for this special honor. I know your process for selecting financial aid recipients is highly competitive, so this makes receiving this award that much more significant to me.
I will be sure to follow all of the instructions contained in the paperwork that you sent to me and will return the papers that need to be returned to you. I will contact you if I have questions or need additional information about anything. Thank you again for this extremely significant honor.
[Sender's first and last names]