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I wish to state on my curriculum vitae something along the following line:

Scholarship turned down to pursue a career in industry.

I find phrasal verbs (like turn down) rather informal. Is there a more formal way to make such a statement?

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"Declined", especially "Scholarship declined in favour of pursuing...". MW has this:

to refuse especially courteously: decline an invitation

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decline

You could also use "rejected", but this sounds rather negative toward the scholarship.

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    There is also "refused", of course, but that is also a bit negative. – nxx Jan 12 '14 at 12:06
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You could put something along the lines of:

The need to begin a career in industry prevented me from accepting the scholarship.

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