2018 SMART Awardees

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

Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby AeroGuest » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:22 pm

benhjake wrote:
GuEsT0102 wrote:Congrats everyone!

I'm a BSEE student. SF is the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Technical Center in Redstone Arsenal, AL.


Hi fellow Redstone Arsenal awardee! My SF is the Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MISC), also in Redstone Arsenal. Congratulations to everyone who got the award, and good luck to everyone waiting to hear about the second round.


Congrats! If you don't mind me asking, what is your major. I'm heading into my first year of my Aerospace PhD and MSIC was one of my top choices. Unfortunately I didn't get the award.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby BYU-I Awardee » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:04 pm

I just got an award and my sponsoring facility is Hill AFB in UT. No interview from them and I'm a BS EE student.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby AnotherGuest » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:05 pm

AeroGuest wrote:
benhjake wrote:
GuEsT0102 wrote:Congrats everyone!

I'm a BSEE student. SF is the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Technical Center in Redstone Arsenal, AL.


Hi fellow Redstone Arsenal awardee! My SF is the Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MISC), also in Redstone Arsenal. Congratulations to everyone who got the award, and good luck to everyone waiting to hear about the second round.


Congrats! If you don't mind me asking, what is your major. I'm heading into my first year of my Aerospace PhD and MSIC was one of my top choices. Unfortunately I didn't get the award.


I received an offer from MSIC as an Aerospace Master's student. Though I didn't get matched with them because they put in a list of multiple names and another SF put me down as their only choice. I was paired with the SF that only "wanted" one specific student. Whether it is a good match or not doesn't seem to matter.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guest1 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:12 pm

Hi Guys!

I found out I was awarded the scholarship. At the time I applied, I requested funding for a PhD since my university was going to admit me into the MS/PhD Program once I graduate with my bachelors this May and enter in the second half of the BS/MS. I applied for funding for the full PhD duration but would like to scale it back to just the MS for the time being and apply for a follow on award if set on a PhD. Is this something possible without sacrificing the award? I noticed you can request a change to your award duration but I am not sure if that if for after you accept the award.

Thanks!
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby SerenityRising » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:52 pm

I received an award email. My SF is the AFRL Information Directorate in Rome, NY. I am a Computer Engineering student pursuing my bachelors.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby benhjake » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:22 pm

AeroGuest wrote:
benhjake wrote:
GuEsT0102 wrote:Congrats everyone!

I'm a BSEE student. SF is the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Technical Center in Redstone Arsenal, AL.


Hi fellow Redstone Arsenal awardee! My SF is the Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MISC), also in Redstone Arsenal. Congratulations to everyone who got the award, and good luck to everyone waiting to hear about the second round.


Congrats! If you don't mind me asking, what is your major. I'm heading into my first year of my Aerospace PhD and MSIC was one of my top choices. Unfortunately I didn't get the award.


Hi AeroGuest- thank you! I'm an EE major, and I also put down MSIC as my top choice. During my phone interview I believe they said they were mainly searching for EE majors this year (but I'm sure that varies year to year), and that they usually select Masters and PhD students. Best of luck to you in the second round of awards.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby synbiolad » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:52 pm

I got an email today saying that I need to accept my award and submit paperwork by the 23rd.

However, I have yet to hear from my sponsoring facility or from the scholarship program besides this. I checked my inboxes, no award notification/rejection letter.

My login info worked for resetting my password on the scholarship portal, but there wasn't anything there for me to really interact with aside from downloading a few forms. Forms that I can't fill out b/c as of yet I don't actually know who is sponsoring me.

So... yay? I think that means I got it but I don't really know what to do from here. Any advice beyond following up with the program?
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guestchris » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:35 pm

Your award letter should be in the dashboard once you log in. If you're having issues, call LMI for guidance.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby synbiolad » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:42 pm

Guestchris wrote:Your award letter should be in the dashboard once you log in. If you're having issues, call LMI for guidance.

I will first thing tomorrow. My dashboard is empty for some reason...
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby synbiolad » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:29 pm

synbiolad wrote:
Guestchris wrote:Your award letter should be in the dashboard once you log in. If you're having issues, call LMI for guidance.

I will first thing tomorrow. My dashboard is empty for some reason...

Called LMI, should hopefully be resolved by the end of today. Got placement at ARL-Adelphi!
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guestchris » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:37 pm

synbiolad wrote:
synbiolad wrote:
Guestchris wrote:Your award letter should be in the dashboard once you log in. If you're having issues, call LMI for guidance.

I will first thing tomorrow. My dashboard is empty for some reason...

Called LMI, should hopefully be resolved by the end of today. Got placement at ARL-Adelphi!


Care to share the phone number you used to contact LMI? I was trying to contact them this morning, but I was at work and didn't have time to search for the number
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby synbiolad » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:47 pm

Guestchris wrote:
synbiolad wrote:Called LMI, should hopefully be resolved by the end of today. Got placement at ARL-Adelphi!


Care to share the phone number you used to contact LMI? I was trying to contact them this morning, but I was at work and didn't have time to search for the number

I called the Army Service Liaison (Jack Meyer) who reached out to me with the reminder email, your's might be different but it should be in the reminder email. The SMART programs official phone number is (571) 633-7940. Also worth emailing smartscholar@lmi.org if you need to communicate with the SMART team (not sure if this is the same as smart@lmi.org). I can PM with Jack Meyer's number if needed.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guest » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:50 pm

I just received an award despite originally receiving a rejection email! I guess the second wave has begun.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby ClinicalNeuroPRISM » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:55 pm

Guest wrote:I just received an award despite originally receiving a rejection email! I guess the second wave has begun.


That’s great! Congrats! Can you share your major and facility ? Thanks :)
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby compengineer » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:39 am

I received my award notification today for my MS in Computer Engineering. Sponsoring facility is SPAWAR Pacific.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guest » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:12 am

ClinicalNeuroPRISM wrote:
Guest wrote:I just received an award despite originally receiving a rejection email! I guess the second wave has begun.


That’s great! Congrats! Can you share your major and facility ? Thanks :)


I am majoring in computer science and my facility is CERDEC.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Employee232 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:30 am

Are the second round notifications coming out today? Anyone have any info on this?
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby Guest9999 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:46 am

It appears that the second round notifications went out around 6pm EST on Friday.
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby ClinicalNeuroPRISM » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:12 pm

Guest9999 wrote:It appears that the second round notifications went out around 6pm EST on Friday.


Darn, so that’s it then ?
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby EliosHarg » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:24 pm

Not necessarily. Some people will decline after their site visits. So, SMART will continue trickling out awards into the summer. However,it is likely best for sanity's sake to assume rejection at this point and be pleasantly surprised if an offer comes later.

Also, I am still reading those essays. I wil give feedback soon!
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby ClinicalNeuroPRISM » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:03 am

EliosHarg wrote:Not necessarily. Some people will decline after their site visits. So, SMART will continue trickling out awards into the summer. However,it is likely best for sanity's sake to assume rejection at this point and be pleasantly surprised if an offer comes later.

Also, I am still reading those essays. I wil give feedback soon!


Okay, good to know. And no worries, take your time. Thanks !!
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Re: 2018 SMART Awardees

Postby RoboBronco » Wed May 23, 2018 9:42 pm

Late to the ball here (just found the forum), but I am a BS CS major and got assigned to Hanscom AFB working in acquisitions.
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