[City, State, Zip]
Dr. Merrill Yates
Dean of the College of Graduate Studies
Arizona State University
411 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Dear Dean Yates,
I am writing to inform you of my interest in the Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Program at Arizona State University. I have submitted my application with applicable
I currently hold my Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State
University (WSU), having graduated cum laude with a GPA of 3.76. While attending WSU, I
participated in the American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s Lighter than Air UAV competition,
scoring third place with a team of fellow student engineers.
I developed an interest in engineering and technology in high school, having spent my junior and
senior years in the Aerospace Science and Technology program at Rainier Beach High School.
During my time in the program, I learned a great deal about the interworking of engines an