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    Question How to write a letter to a school for asking about their scholarships?

    I want to study abroad in England and I will write a letter to a school asking about their scholarships. But I don't know how to write a letter in a formal way. Please give me some recommendation!

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    Re: How to write a letter to a school for asking about their scholarships?

    Here;s a template for a formal letter:

    http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/gener...rmalletter.pdf

    Now have a go at writing the content of your letter and we will comment on it.

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    Re: How to write a letter to a school for asking about their scholarships?

    Thank you for your guide. Here is my letter's form, please take a look and leave me some comments:
    Dear Madam/Sir,
    My name is Devon Pham and I am ....years old and will be ... this December. I am a Vietnamese student and I study in Hanoi-Amsterdam school.
    I love and want to study abroad in England. My teacher recommended that ... is the best high school for me. I have visited your school's website and everything of the school impressed me so much. I would like to know if your school has some scholarships for foreigners.
    Thank you very much for spending time to read this letter! I hope that you will reply me as soon as possible.
    Yours Faithfully,
    Devon Pham

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    Re: How to write a letter to a school for asking about their scholarships?

    Quote Originally Posted by devonpham1998 View Post

    Here are some suggestions for a rewrite:

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    My name is Devon Pham. I am ....years old and will be ... this December. I am a Vietnamese student studying at Hanoi-Amsterdam school.

    I love England and want to study there. My teacher recommended that ... would be the best high school for me. I have visited your school's website and everything about the school impressed me very much.

    I would like to know if your school has any scholarships available for foreigners.

    Thank you very much for spending time reading this letter. I hope that you will reply as soon as possible.

    Yours faithfully,

    Devon Pham
    Rover

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    Smile Re: How to write a letter to a school for asking about their scholarships?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
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    Thank you very much, Mr.Rover! I really appreciate all the help you gave me.
    Devon

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    Re: How to write a letter to a school for asking about their scholarships?

    Should I write "at Hanoi-Amsterdam school" or "in Hanoi-Amsterdam school", Mr.Rover?

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    Re: How to write a letter to a school for asking about their scholarships?

    At is better.

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    Post Write a letter to an England school

    Hello, teachers and friends who are reading my thread.
    I am going to write a letter to an England school. Please take a look at my letter's form and leave me comments:
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    Dear Sir/Madam,
    My name is Devon Pham. I am ... years old and will be ... this December. I am a Vietnamese student studying at Hanoi-Amsterdam school.
    I love England and want to study there. I found a homestay in East Sussex and the host family will be my guardians in England. ... is a school also located in East Sussex. I have visited your school's website and everything about the school impressed me much.
    I would like to know if you would give me admission to study in your school the next year.
    Your faithfully,
    Devon Pham

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    Thank you!

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    Re: How to write a letter to a school for asking about their scholarships?

    Devon, I have merged three threads on the same topic and deleted one.

    PLEASE do not post the same question more than once -- in this case, four times was three times too many!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: How to write a letter to a school for asking about their scholarships?

    Hi Devon

    At your request I have looked at your letter, but I can do no better than Rover and Gilnetter.

    I think that Barb-D's advice in post #11 was sound - though she was taking 'school' to mean 'university', which is not common in BrE.

    What sort of school is it?

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