We will no longer be scheduling in-person scholarship thank you letter writing sessions, but will continue to send out notifications to students once they have been awarded scholarships. Students will be able to meet with Donor Relations staff in-person, if desired, by scheduling a time to come into the office where we will provide stationary materials and scholarship/donor biographies. You may email the office for information and to schedule a time to come in, if you choose. 

Students have the following options for submitting thank you letters:

  1. Contact one of our staff members to schedule a time to come into the office. We have letter writing materials on-hand. Donor biography books are available for researching your scholarship. Please write your letter and address the envelope to the donor. We will log it in, make courtesy copies, stamp and mail the letters.
  2. Drop your letter in campus mail to us. Use the phrase MSC 3604 to send for free through inner-campus mail.
  3. E-mail us at donorrelations@jmu.edu. If you don't have transportation to our office, you may email us your letter. We will print it onto a note card and mail it to your donor.

In your note you should include the following information: your name, which scholarship you received, where you are from, class year, what you are studying, why the scholarship is meaningful to you and special projects or activities that you are working on, or involved with. Many donors themselves are alumni and are anxious to stay connected with current students who have benefited from their generosity.

Our office is in Sonner Hall located at 481 Bluestone Drive on the lower level. Please call or email prior to coming so that the office will be staffed. **Thank You notes may be shared by University Advancement for the purpose of acknowledging gifts in support of JMU. Also, this information may be used in communications materials (i.e., annual publications, newsletters, the website) for the purpose of highlighting the impact of private support. Forms will be available if students wish to opt out of sharing their letters.

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