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Grad school application

  1. Sep 8, 2016 #1
    I'm currently a final undergrad student and trying to apply for grad school. The thing is that on the application forms there is a section about "scholarships, prizes and distinctions" and last year I was nominated for the JYA programme at Cambridge by our university with a conditional scholarship offer. However, I wasn't able to actually go because of some reasons and hence didn't really get the scholarship.

    So I'm wondering whether it is appropriate to add this on the list or on my CV?

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  3. Sep 8, 2016 #2


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    I guess it depends on what those reasons were and whether you would be comfortable discussing them in an interview.
    Selection for programs is a good thing. Not attending or declining could be seen in a negative light.
  4. Sep 8, 2016 #3


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    You can reference it, but you have to be careful about how you word things. You have to be truthful.

    Being "nominated" for something can have different connotations depending on the context. If it only means that someone in your department endorsed your application, it's probably not worth mentioning. If an independent committee selects you as a finalist for an award in a competition, this probably is worth noting. If you were actually offered the scholarship, but declined for personal reasons, then certainly you should include it. Just make sure you include mention that you declined the award, and that you have some documentation of the offer.
  5. Sep 9, 2016 #4
    Thanks for the suggestions!

    The main reason for not going was because they told me that they don't have enough capacity for visiting students, and I'm also facing a possible defer (for some lame general education credits) if go for the programme. Does this seem to be okay?
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