In replying to this email,
sender: I believe you were interested in applying for a Moffat Scholarship Award (etc. etc.)
my response: Thanks for your email and I appreciate the offer. But I'm afraid I'm
not an eligible recipient.. (for this offer?)
not an eligible recipient ?? Well I never!
If a person makes an offer, what is the word used to describe a prospective recipient? Is it just "prospective recipient"? That is if the word "offer" is on one end then what is the word on the other end, simply put? Reception?
Because "prospectiveness" of a person is determined by the awarding committee, ie., person making the offer, I daresay that it's not my place to use "prospective" as an adjective to describe myself (in my response).
Then what is the word that best describes me? (Me being a person to whom the moffat schol does not apply to?)
So far I've come up with "not an eligible recipient".. But I figured that that's the phrase or fragment found in a reply from the awarding body (ex: "Sorry you have been determined as an 'ineligible recipient'" or whatever-'not' or 'ineligible')
So how do you think I should refer to myself in a polite response to the offer por favor?