Answers to various questions regarding the SMART Scholarship application process. Includes many tips and statistics.


Postby Guest619 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:12 pm

I'm currently taking classes at my local community college (partly so I have a fall back two year degree if this doesn't work out, and partly because tuition is dirt cheap), and they offer a one year certificate in data analytics that would entail only taking an extra couple classes beyond what I'm already scheduled to take. Does the SMART scholarship application have a place for listing such certificates or is that not something they take into consideration? I saw they had a section for awards and honors, but I wasn't sure if this would be applicable.
Thanks in advance for any helpful responses!

Re: Certificates?

Postby kbl2017 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:44 am

I think you can easily fit it into some of the sections. The full application requires all these sections listed below. Most of them are a short essay or detailed list. Sadly, once the application closes you can't see what you submitted so I can't remember where I listed stuff like that, but I would guess academic background, professional experiences if you've done any class projects or interests/research explanation and focusing it on how that would help the DoD.

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    Summary of Goals
    Interests and Research Explanation
    Community and Volunteer Work
    Leadership Experiences
    Teamwork Experiences
    Publications & Presentations
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    GRE Scores
    SAT/ACT Scores
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Re: Certificates?

Postby kbl2017 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:45 am

Here's the link to the detailed explanation of sections. You could start working on them now!
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Re: Certificates?

Postby Guest619 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:16 am

Thank you, this helps.

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