Sample Letter of Intent for Graduate School

A sample letter of intent written by a student wanting to attend a graduate program. Be sure to write formal business letters in the proper business letter format.

Dear [Mr/Ms./Mrs. Last Name or Director of Admissions]:

I am currently a senior attending [College Name]. My major is in environmental science with a minor in political science. I am writing to express my interest to learn more about the Sustainability in Action graduate program at [Grad School Name]. I have an exceptional academic record that also boasts many extracurricular volunteer activities that I have participated in throughout college. I feel that I am a highly a qualified candidate for the program.

I learned of [Grad School Name] sustainability program through my professional advisor at [College Name], and I was thoroughly impressed by the internship opportunities provided there. I am confident that [Grad School Name]'s Sustainability in Action graduate program would provide me with the hands-on experience I need for my future career in conservation education.

Throughout my college career, I have earned a place on the Dean's list for seven consecutive semesters. I have received scholarships for my research on the ecological structure of several sites, including the rainforests. When it comes to volunteer efforts, I have participated in numerous on-campus recycling awareness events. I serve as President of the [College Name]'s Volunteers for Tomorrow club, and I also work as the vice president for the campus theater club.

I would be very interested in discussing the prerequisites on applying for scholarships and financial aid. My phone number is [Your Phone Number]. Thanks for your consideration.



[Your Name]
[Your Title]

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