2018 SMART Awardees

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2018 SMART Awardees

Postby SMARTGuy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:29 pm

The official announcement should go out sometime this week. I had an ‘in person’ interview with an SF and they told me that their decisions were due by March 12. Last year’s awardees were released on April 12. Please post in this thread as soon as you hear from the SMART office. Good luck to everyone!
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:52 pm

I was told last week from LMI that SMART decisions would go out "mid-April". Did your SF say when decisions were to be sent out? The lab I interviewed with did not interview me until 21 March.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby SMARTGuy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:20 pm

Guest wrote:I was told last week from LMI that SMART decisions would go out "mid-April". Did your SF say when decisions were to be sent out? The lab I interviewed with did not interview me until 21 March.

The SFs have no control over the final decision at this point. They don't know anything about announcement. It's all up to the SMART program now.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:23 pm

Correct. I just was not sure if the lab you interviewed with, had any idea from LMI when decisions would be sent out. My understanding is that they send in there ranking of you relative to the particular lab. Then, based on DoD needs and openings you get ranked out of the larger pool of applicants that made the semi-final list. So if you were ranked 1 at that lab but that lab was 10th relative to needs/ openings you would fall accordingly.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby EliosHarg » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:24 pm

Well, last year's initial awards were not announced until May 9th (which was a Tuesday @ ~ 3pm PDT). However, we received a notice that decisions would be delayed until May on April 6th (Thursday @ ~8am PDT). The thing to keep in mind is that was ASEE, not LMI. Things may be very different this year.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby smart2016awardee » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:26 pm

I got my undergraduate smart award in 2016 and was notified on April 7th for that. I applied for a follow-on award this year for my masters degree. Usually, when I log into the smart scholarship website it brings me to my profile but as of last night it just brings me to a page to put in a username, current password, and new password. New scholars are given a temporary password with the award email so I think the awards should come out this week since this page is all that pops up now! fingers crossed for everyone!
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby SMARTGuy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:27 pm

This wait is so exhausting! I had a great interview and I may still not get the scholarship.
SMARTGuy
 

Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby SMARTGuy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:29 pm

smart2016awardee wrote:I got my undergraduate smart award in 2016 and was notified on April 7th for that. I applied for a follow-on award this year for my masters degree. Usually, when I log into the smart scholarship website it brings me to my profile but as of last night it just brings me to a page to put in a username, current password, and new password. New scholars are given a temporary password with the award email so I think the awards should come out this week since this page is all that pops up now! fingers crossed for everyone!

I can guarantee you that you've been awarded the scholarship. That's how they set up the new system for new awardees. Congrats! I've tried the SMART link but it doesn't work. What link do you use?
SMARTGuy
 

Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:47 pm

I found this. I tried logging in but it didn't work.
https://smartscholarshipprod.service-no ... m_stack=no[*]
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:47 pm

smart2016awardee wrote:I got my undergraduate smart award in 2016 and was notified on April 7th for that. I applied for a follow-on award this year for my masters degree. Usually, when I log into the smart scholarship website it brings me to my profile but as of last night it just brings me to a page to put in a username, current password, and new password. New scholars are given a temporary password with the award email so I think the awards should come out this week since this page is all that pops up now! fingers crossed for everyone!


Does it say password/ username not found?
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby smart2016awardee » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:48 pm

SMARTGuy wrote:
smart2016awardee wrote:I got my undergraduate smart award in 2016 and was notified on April 7th for that. I applied for a follow-on award this year for my masters degree. Usually, when I log into the smart scholarship website it brings me to my profile but as of last night it just brings me to a page to put in a username, current password, and new password. New scholars are given a temporary password with the award email so I think the awards should come out this week since this page is all that pops up now! fingers crossed for everyone!

I can guarantee you that you've been awarded the scholarship. That's how they set up the new system for new awardees. Congrats! I've tried the SMART link but it doesn't work. What link do you use?


Oh man, you just made my day! I'm still knocking on wood till the e-mail but very good to know! I used: https://smartscholarshipprod.service-no ... gin_cpw.do

if you google 'smart scholarship' it should be the second link!
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby smart2016awardee » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:50 pm

Guest wrote:
smart2016awardee wrote:I got my undergraduate smart award in 2016 and was notified on April 7th for that. I applied for a follow-on award this year for my masters degree. Usually, when I log into the smart scholarship website it brings me to my profile but as of last night it just brings me to a page to put in a username, current password, and new password. New scholars are given a temporary password with the award email so I think the awards should come out this week since this page is all that pops up now! fingers crossed for everyone!


Does it say password/ username not found?



yes, mine says current password incorrect. I tried using the password I use on my undergraduate scholarship and it doesn't work. when the award emails go out they should give you a temporary password which would be the correct "current password" then they have the new password section so you can change it to something that you make up
smart2016awardee
 

Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:54 pm

smart2016awardee wrote:
Guest wrote:
smart2016awardee wrote:I got my undergraduate smart award in 2016 and was notified on April 7th for that. I applied for a follow-on award this year for my masters degree. Usually, when I log into the smart scholarship website it brings me to my profile but as of last night it just brings me to a page to put in a username, current password, and new password. New scholars are given a temporary password with the award email so I think the awards should come out this week since this page is all that pops up now! fingers crossed for everyone!


Does it say password/ username not found?



yes, mine says current password incorrect. I tried using the password I use on my undergraduate scholarship and it doesn't work. when the award emails go out they should give you a temporary password which would be the correct "current password" then they have the new password section so you can change it to something that you make up



Mine says username or password invalid. I hope this is not bad news.
Guest
 

Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby newGuest » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:58 pm

Mine has said invalid username/password since they changed the site from ASEE to LMI. I’m a first-time applicant.
newGuest
 

Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby ClinicalNeuroPRISM » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:00 pm

Same here, but then again I can’t 100% recall my username :( darn.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:01 pm

I also get username or password invalid if I click on the first link. If I click on the second link in this forum, I get the set new password with current user listed as guest. Is that showing for you guys?
Guest
 

Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:01 pm

newGuest wrote:Mine has said invalid username/password since they changed the site from ASEE to LMI. I’m a first-time applicant.



Maybe someone should email LMI and see if they get a response. I emailed them last Tuesday and they said mid-April. I know they are so much better on top of things than ASEE was. I am getting super antsy knowing if I will receive the SMART fellowship.
Guest
 

Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guestchris » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:11 pm

I got the login error with the username, turned out it was case sensitive. I tried again and it recognized my email as my username, but I can't remember my password. It said it sent me an email with instructions for a password reset, but I haven't received anything yet.
(First time applicant)
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby GooglyHeim » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:21 pm

I'm a first time applicant.

I used the first link, and clicked forgot password and used my email as my username. I few minutes later I got an email saying I awarded the scholarship and a link to my award information.

Not sure if these things were connected, but they came in within a minute of each other. So maybe its a really weird coincidence or maybe I forced the award email to get sent to me....I don't know.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guestchris » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:23 pm

I JUST GOT THE AWARD NOTIFICATION!!!
Guestchris
 

Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby guestt » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:29 pm

I too got an award notification!
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guestchris » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:30 pm

Guestchris wrote:I JUST GOT THE AWARD NOTIFICATION!!!

From TARDEC in Warren michigan if anyone is curious

Congratulations! You are being offered a scholarship award under the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Scholarship-for-Service Program as described in the attached SMART Service Agreement.
Guestchris
 

Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby bennyandboo » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:32 pm

I got it too! For those of you who say "Forgot Password" you can find out if you received the award or not!
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby ClinicalNeuroPRISM » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:33 pm

That is awesome!!! Congratulations!! I’m going to have a heart attack while I wait to receive the email. I’m guessing maybe I didn’t get it and that is why I have not received any notification.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guest2323232 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:35 pm

ClinicalNeuroPRISM wrote:That is awesome!!! Congratulations!! I’m going to have a heart attack while I wait to receive the email. I’m guessing maybe I didn’t get it and that is why I have not received any notification.



Same here.
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