| Say why you are writing and what you are responding to (e.g. an advert, a prospectus).
Use a formal, neutral style. (Remember: no contractions, no colloquial language, no direct questions, no informal punctuation such as exclamation marks.)
Be polite and positive, but not too much!
Use a formal ending.
Sign your name and then print your name dearly underneath.
|| Dear Sir/Madam,ญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญ
I would like to apply for one of the scholarships I saw advertised in your prospectus.
At present I am training to be a secondary school teacher of English and I finish my course at the end of June. However, I feel I still have a lot to learn about the language and culture of the English-speaking world and would benefit considerably from a course in an English-speaking country.
The reason I am applying for a scholarship is that I cannot' afford the cost of studying abroad. I have no income except for my student grant, so if I am fortunate enough to be given a scholarship, I would have to work part-time to save some personal spending money. My parents will borrow some money for my airfare if I am successful.
I would appreciate being given the opportunity to study at your college and would be very grateful if you would consider my application.
| If you know the name of the person, begin Dear Mr Smith/Dear Ms Jones, etc.
| In one paragraph, briefly describe you/your situation,
| In the next paragraph, make it clear why you are applying for a scholarship and why you would be a suitable candidate. Make sure you cover all the points in the question.