Accepting a Donor Scholarship

How to Accept a Donor Scholarship

Students who are awarded a donor scholarship are notified over the summer via their William Paterson University email.  The award notification email will be sent by and will include instructions on how to accept the scholarship.  In order to receive the scholarship, recipients must complete the online post-acceptance requirements by the deadline, as outlined in the award notice.  Failure to complete the requirements by the stated deadline may result in the cancellation of the donor scholarship offer.

As part of the post-acceptance process, students will be asked to:

  • Write a thank you letter to their scholarship donor(s);
  • Meet with the donor(s) who made the scholarship possible. This meeting may occur at the William Paterson University Scholarship Dinner or at another mutually determined day/time.


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Donor Scholarships at or 973.720.2934.  If you are an enrolled student, please have your student ID number ready when you call, and include it in all email correspondence to ensure a timely and accurate response.

Thank You Letters