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Sample Letters

Below are some geat examples of sample letters to send to students from the Givology team. Check them out!

Dear Monica,

To introduce myself, my name is Joyce Meng and I am a student at Oxford University studying economics and finance. I was born in Texas, though now I live in Northern Virginia, about thirty minutes outside of Washington DC. My school is very far from my home (across the Atlantic Ocean!), so I don’t often have a chance to return home during the academic year. I completely agree with you – regardless of distance, a mother’s love can make one brave and strong, ready to confront any challenges.

I am very happy to hear that you are enjoying your studies! What is your favorite subject? My favorite subjects in high school were mathematics and history. My father and mother studied mathematics and computer engineering in university, and my little sister is a biomedical engineer. In my family, I am the only one who is not studying a science – sometimes they tease me for that!

I admire your dream of being an agricultural engineer – you can really make a difference! Your work can help communities across the world improve crop yields and better manage limited environmental resources. How did you get inspired to become an agricultural engineer?

Like you, I also like reading poetry and listening to music. Who are your favorite performers and poets? My favorite poets are Pablo Neruda and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. I read their work and often wonder how they were able to use language so beautifully! Do you also write poetry? I listen to a lot of classical music since I play the violin and piano, but I also enjoy listening to the radio and hearing all kinds of music.

I would love to hear more about you – your dreams, your aspirations, the challenges you’re currently facing, and the achievements that you are most proud of. Please know that you have my support wholeheartedly.

Growing up, my mother always told me, “If there is a will, there is a way – never give up, no matter how tough everything can be. If you believe you can, you will achieve your goals!”

With best wishes,

Hi Areli,

My name is Xiang and I live on the West Coast in the United States. I was born in China but moved to the United States with my family when I was four years old. How do you like your school and what is your favorite class? I actually learned Spanish as my foreign language in high school but have not had a chance to practice it in a long time. Are you learning a foreign language as well? If so, how do you like it?

I've actually had a rabbit and chicken before as well! But my parents wouldn't let me have any larger pets because they worried I wouldn't be able to take care of it. I admire your dreams of becoming a veterinarian. Do you have a particular kind of animal you'd like to specialize in? Good luck with your studies and I look forward to hearing back from you.


Dear _______,

Hello! We are so glad to be able to support you in your very important mission to continue your education! Givology is an organization that connects many other donors from around the world with you, in hopes of seeing you prosper in knowledge and success.

Givology wants to share your progress and accompany your experiences at school. It would be truly fantastic if you could write to us about how you are doing – your personal health, your grades, your happiest and saddest classroom experiences, …your dreams, goals, and aspirations! Your stories are an inspiration to many of the children around the world. We will post them on our website for all to see!

Every day, just remember how many people want to see you do well and are cheering for you!

Hope to talk to you soon – reach for the stars, _____.



Dear Mirembe Belinda,

Hello from the entire Givology team! We are so excited to hear of your dedication to knowledge and your excitement for learning. It is a special thing when we find a student like you and we are thrilled to be able to help support you.

Please allow us to tell you some basic information about Givology. Givology is a nonprofit organization that helps students and schools all over the world. We use the Internet to collect many small contributions that, when combined together, help young people like you afford good educations. Our team members work and study in many places all over the world and are all volunteers. We work hard in our spare time because we strongly believe that the education of youth – like you – is the best way to fight poverty and give young people greater life opportunities.

Having received your profile from Circle of Peace School we are proud to support a promising student like yourself! Of course, we also expect you to continue to do your best in school so you can achieve your dream of becoming a nurse.

We hope you will send us letters to let us know how you are doing and how your ambitions for your future are evolving! How are your classes? Which are your favorite subjects? What attracts you to nursing as a profession? We see from your profile that you enjoy playing netball, which is wonderful! We do not have have netball in the United States, where many of our volunteers are based. Can you tell us about the sport? Is it similar to what we call “volleyball”?

We can’t wait to hear from you! Good luck with your schoolwork and keep working hard!


The Givology Team

Thank you!


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