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I was wondering if there is a better way of saying the following sentence:

I received the ABC scholarship at the PQR center at the University of Education.

I have seen this in many places, but I was hoping to have a better way if possible.

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You could use of instead of the second at. The ABC Scholarship at the PQR Center of the University of Wherever. –  John Lawler Jul 20 '12 at 19:40
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Or could use possessive, The ABC Scholarship at Whatever University's PQR Center. Choice depends in part on what you want to emphasize –  jwpat7 Jul 20 '12 at 19:43
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or just at the PQR center, University of Education. –  FumbleFingers Jul 20 '12 at 21:11
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The first thought that occurred to me was as suggested by John Lawler in a comment:

I received the ABC scholarship at the PQR center of the University of Education.

That would eliminate the repeated at. Another option you have (and this was suggested by jwpat7 here) is to say:

I received the ABC scholarship at the University's PQR center.

Note that it doesn't work as well with a name like University of Education; I would not suggest I received the ABC scholarship at the University of Education's PQR center.

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