Following sample letter was posted as by a reader (Vaibhav).
Listen all HSB veterans and Administrator, I wrote this letter for securing some financial funding from a university in USA
I’m sharing this letter as you can edit the same for writing a letter to a professor and letting me know if i’m wrong at some place (be it grammatical or technical ) please let me know.
I don’t want leave any stones un-turned before getting admission without any scholarship( which is going to be very hard for my pocket) at least for first semester).
Please do write comment and suggestion as i have to mail this some professor at some university on monday night i.e. 6/September /2010 yes one more thing HSB veterans/Admin can you tell me as an international students is it possible to get a scholarship for first semester by corresponding with the Deptt. Head professor even after securing a admission from the same but without any tution waiver. looking forward for a hearing from you . I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Sample Letter for Funding
I am XXXX and I have applied and got admission for the Masters of Science (M.S.) program in ZZZ for spring session 2011 at The University of AAA. My undergraduate degree is in Mechanical Engineering and i appeared in G.R.E. and T.O.E.F.L. the official score card are reported at the AAA.
I am writing this application to kindly consider me for any opportunity of Teaching/Graduate/Research Assistantship that are available. I am very keen to be involved in any assistantship/job that is assigned to me, as it will help me gain exposure to various aspects of academic life at the university plus, it will be of great help to me financially.
I am a very quick learner and I excel under pressure. I work very well with teams and have good communication skills. I have experience in providing training to students and colleagues during my undergraduate studies and at my current job.
In 2008 i complted my Industrial training at Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited(B.H.E.L.) in the area of ‘General Awareness in Steam Turbine Manufacturing’. Currently I am perfoming my duties as a Site Engineer for Macawber Beekay (P) Ltc.at National Thermal Power Corporation (N.T.P.C.). Currently my assignment is to oversee and assist in the installation of a Material Handling Plant at N.T.P.C.,a Government of India enterprise in the power sector. Macawber Beekay (P) Ltd. provides technical consultancy in the area of designing , manufacturing, installation and operation of ash handeling plants. I feel good doing my current job as this job is to utilize the fly ash generated by the ESP of the power plant for making cement and other purposes thus reducing air and water pollution.
I am attaching my resume along with this email for your consideration. I am looking forward to hearing from you and joining your esteemed university, which will help me gain knowledge about the latest technologies and processes and hone my technical skills. If you any questions or query, please dont hesitate to contact me at my email address :[email protected] or my Cell phone number: 0000000000
Email to Professor’s : Series
Following series of articles will give further information about contacting professors before Graduate School Admission ( Both Masters and PhD Degree).
- How to contact Professor for Graduate School Admission
- Think Twice Before Contacting Professors via Email for Admission
- 11 Tips to Follow While Writing an Email to Professor
- Email Template to Contact Graduate School Professors
- Sample Letter to Get Funding From University in USA (this article )
- I Sent Email And Got Favorable Response From Professors
- Reply from Professor is Disappointing About Grad School Admission