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Should I mention fellowship in statement of purpose

  1. Jun 9, 2013 #1
    Hi,

    I am working on some academic statements of purpose for this upcoming year's grad school applications. I will be applying to a fellowship funded by my undergrad university which I think I have a good chance of receiving, and I was wondering if it is a good idea to mention that in my statement of purpose?
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2013 #2
    I wouldn't mention anything I haven't officially been awarded.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2013 #3

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    How does it affect your *purpose*? The answer to that question might be relevant.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2013 #4
    Will you find out if you received the fellowship before the applications are due?
     
  6. Jun 9, 2013 #5
    Sadly, no. However my intention is to let the admissions committee know that I am actively seeking funding. I have been told by several graduate program coordinators that your chances of admission are much higher if you have external funding.
     
  7. Jun 10, 2013 #6

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    That may be true, but how does that affect your purpose? A statement of purpose should be just that, and not a collection of other information that you couldn't shoehorn into some other part of your application.
     
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