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I am writing a sort of proposal for a scholarship and I am thinking of how to write the final paragraph.

At the moment I have in mind that perhaps I should mention something along the lines of

I am appreciative of your program

The funding body is a bank, and therefore could afford not funding anyone's university fees). The problem is that everything I come up doesn't sound half as humble as it ought to (e.g. verbs 'acknowledge', 'recognise').

I don't think saying that I am 'grateful' works either since this would be the sort of thing you say once you have already been accepted/ asked to interview.

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    Instead of "I am appreciative of...", try "I appreciate..." – J.R. Jan 8 '17 at 19:29
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How about: "I place great value on your program"? It shows that you think the programme is a worthy, valuable one, which is the same as recognition. Hope this helps.

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"I appreciate the valuable contribution your support would have toward helping me reach my educational goals."

  • This is flowery, and I find it hard to even understand what you’re trying to say. I’d much prefer something more to-the-point, like: I appreciate your support toward helping me reach my educational goals. – J.R. Jan 8 '17 at 20:40
  • Your suggested verbiage ^ would only be properly used once funding is promised. Flowery? Then I suppose successful grant writing is "flowery" by its very nature. Whatever it takes to get the money, lol. – James Olson Jan 8 '17 at 20:51
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    You're right about my statement sounding premature. I'd still simplify, though: Any support toward helping me reach my educational goals would be greatly appreciated. – J.R. Jan 8 '17 at 23:20
  • Thanks for your comments! I imagine how 'flowery' (without any negative connotations) you make it also depends on whether it's a UK or American application, among other things – M.G. Jan 9 '17 at 9:12

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