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I am currently applying to PhD programs in Operations Research. I have a private scholarship that will cover most of my graduate studies. My advisor told me that this is definitely a plus as a lot of schools are having funding issues and that I will definitely need to incorporate this into my SOP. However, I do not know how to do so without sounding like I am boasting. How should I go about mentioning this in my SOP? For those who are in a similar situation, where and how did you mention external funding?

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I am in a similar situation and am unsure whether I will mention it in the SOP or not, it will of course be in other parts of the application but they might get overlooked. But I think it is possible to mention it without boasting. Normally I say things like I was fortunate enough to be a recipient of the X scholarship, or something along those lines.

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If there's no actual "funding" question where you can put this info, I would definitely mention it in the SOP and CV. Just something like: I received Name of Scholarship, which is intended to help fund my graduate education and is good for X years or Y dollar amount. If the scholarship's goal is to help fund super smart people from diverse backgrounds or maybe your research idea was very clever, then you can tie the rest in with your SOP and then talk more about your research/goals.

Congrats on your funding, both of you!

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