Oct 27

Scholarship Luncheon

Date: October 27, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM St. Francis Center

Students get to meet the donors who help make their Briar Cliff education possible. Invite only, please join us for the Annual Scholarship Luncheon, recognizing our generous benefactors who support our hardworking students. 

If you haven't already please RSVP by October 20 to ensure your seat at the table. 

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What students need to know:

You should have received an email explaining your scholarship funds and who to thank. If you think you received a scholarship, but not an email to thank your donor, contact University.Relations@briarcliff.edu or call 712-279-5408. 

Thank You letter:

  1. For each scholarship you have received that is noted with thank you letter,” write a 2-paragraph personal letter, thanking the donor for their contribution and support. A template was sent along with the initial email. Be sure to share:
    1. Your name and where you are from.
    2. How this scholarship is making a difference in your life. Be sure to speak to the donor by name and specifically state the scholarship you received.
    3. Information regarding your interests, activities, major, goals, etc.
    4. Closing statement.
  2. Carefully proofread your thank-you letter and make sure there are no spelling or grammatical errors.
  3. The red wording is there as a guide; please recolor your letter to all black.
  4. Digitally sign your letter. You can do this by using a signature-style font. 
  5. Reply to the email with your thank-you letter attached; University Relations will mail or email your letter to the donor.
  6. Please include a professional photo of yourself along with your thank-you letter. Donors love seeing who they are supporting!
    1. No obvious filtered photos 
    2. Selfies are fine, but be sure to smile big 
    3. Dress like you're going to a casual interview; nothing too revealing, clean cut, and tidy.  

Thank You video:

  1. For each scholarship you have received that is noted with “thank you video,” record a short video sharing:
    • Your name and where you are from.
    • How this scholarship is making a difference in your life. Be sure to speak to the donor by name and specifically state the scholarship you received.
    • Information regarding your interests, activities, major, goals, etc.
    • Closing statement.
  2. Please dress professionally for your video. 
    1. No obvious filters 
    2. Be sure to smile big 
    3. Dress like you're going to a casual interview; nothing too revealing, clean cut, and tidy (this includes your background).
  3. Once you have completed your video, please send to Jamie.Bockelmann@briarcliff.edu via www.wetransfer.com.
    1. Please note which scholarship your video is for in the “message” box.

PLEASE NOTE: Your scholarship funds for the second semester will not be released unless you complete a thank-you letter and/or video that meets these expectations.

Scholarship thank you letters and/or videos are DUE Wednesday, October 20, 2021. This deadline will not be extended. 

Questions? Email Jamie.Bockelmann@briarcliff.edu or stop by the University Relations office in Noonan Hall through the glass door by the elevator. 

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What donors need to know:

When you arrive to the St. Francis Center, you will find your name card on your assigned table along with the student(s) who benefits from your generosity. All we ask is that you RSVP so we can ensure we have a space and meal for you. 

Questions? Email Jamie.Bockelmann@briarcliff.edu or stop by the University Relations office in Noonan Hall through the glass door by the elevator. 

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