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by codeToad
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Considering Extending to a Master's Degree
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Considering Extending to a Master's Degree

Okay, I just wanted to post here so people know what ended up happening. I have decided to get my Master's with SMART. The first thing is that I was presented with two options. I could either reapply for the follow-on award (1.5 years or greater), or I could complete both the degree and award length...
by codeToad
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Considering Extending to a Master's Degree
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Considering Extending to a Master's Degree

I am finishing up my internship and I am thinking about extending my award to include a Master's degree. I will begin my senior year shortly, and my current commitment is 2 years. I was able to find multiple groups within my SF that would offer good employment, and I believe I have made good impress...
by codeToad
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Pass/Fail Policy during Phase 0
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: Pass/Fail Policy during Phase 0

I believe that we recieved an email indicating that pass/fail grades on classes that are normally letter-grades would be allowed for this semester.
by codeToad
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: Questions For You all (Future Applicant)
Replies: 7
Views: 3013

Re: Questions For You all (Future Applicant)

Your SAT is slightly higher than the average for SMART awardees (1337), though your ACT is a bit lower than the average (~29.5). If you have a good plan for how you can increase your scores, I would retake them to further improve your chances with SMART and colleges. They absolutely look at your pas...
by codeToad
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: Freshman Applicant
Replies: 1
Views: 1764

Re: Freshman Applicant

I just got in last year, and I was a freshman as well. I also had a middling GPA in high school (~3.7), but my SAT was stronger like your ACT (1580). You certainly have a fighting chance. Assuming you have been working hard in class, you should be able to get your STEM teachers to write your letters...
by codeToad
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Password renewal
Replies: 2
Views: 2132

Re: Password renewal

Exactly the same thing happened to me. Later got an email indicating that this is supposed to happen every three months. But it scared the heck out of me when I first got the email.
by codeToad
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: Freshman GPA Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2310

Re: Freshman GPA Question

I have no idea how heavily they weight your GPA from high school but it can't be all that bad. I had an unweighted GPA of only 3.7 but an SAT score of 1580. I can't imagine that getting a 4.0 for the fall semester hurt though.
by codeToad
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: SMART Scholarship Site Down?
Replies: 1
Views: 1775

Re: SMART Scholarship Site Down?

I am having no problems. It does redirect me to https://www.smartscholarship.org/smart, but that shouldn't be an issue.
by codeToad
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Sanity Check with Tution and Fees
Replies: 2
Views: 2844

Re: Sanity Check with Tution and Fees

Thanks for verifying what I was thinking. Couldn't find the original number that got me worried. However, it was good I checked with them, as they were trying to apply a preexisting scholarship to tuition (which saved SMART money I suppose), rather than allowing it to be used to reduce out-of-pocket...
by codeToad
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Sanity Check with Tution and Fees
Replies: 2
Views: 2844

Sanity Check with Tution and Fees

I have been working with my university to get tuition and fees paid for. However, they cited a number for what they are billing suspiciously close to two semesters worth of tuition. Am I correct in assuming that they should send a bill to SMART every semester? If so, I can get this fixed.
by codeToad
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Site Visit Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 2909

Re: Site Visit Advice

This is basically a repeat of the answer above but look at the work environment very carefully. Make certain that you will be happy working there for several years. Looking for SMART scholars who have already completed their education or have completed at least one internship would be a great step. ...
by codeToad
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Way Too Much Spam
Replies: 14
Views: 4948

Re: Way Too Much Spam

UNLIMITED POWER! But thank you for the clarification.
by codeToad
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Way Too Much Spam
Replies: 14
Views: 4948

Re: Way Too Much Spam

First of all: thank you mods/admins for cleaning this up! We all really appreciate what you do to keep this site functional. Second: what do you mean we can all be mods?
by codeToad
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Way Too Much Spam
Replies: 14
Views: 4948

Way Too Much Spam

I can't be the only one who is appalled by the sheer volume of posts that have literally nothing to do with SMART. These are obviously not valuable to our community, but is there anything we can do about it? People shouldn't have to sift through dozens of posts trying to get you to click links.
by codeToad
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Site Visit Reimbursement
Replies: 3
Views: 1647

Re: Site Visit Reimbursement

Strange that you haven't gotten it yet. I received an email titled "SMART Site Visit Request Processed" which confirmed that I was eligible for the funds, and the money was deposited into my bank account shortly after that. Have you received any such email? If so, double-check the site visit request...
by codeToad
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Tuition Letter
Replies: 6
Views: 5149

Re: Tuition Letter

I was told mid-July, nothing more specific than that.
by codeToad
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Onboarding Call
Replies: 2
Views: 1904

Re: Onboarding Call

Yes, a big chunk of this is just filled with verification, for you and SMART. They want to check that they have the right info (most of it is pretty simple, like degree and graduation date), but they also want to make sure that you understand what you are signing up for. Mine was ~30 minutes, but ti...
by codeToad
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Travel Delays
Replies: 6
Views: 2579

Re: Travel Delays

While I am missing the first day of lab tours, I will be there to meet the organization. More importantly, I finally got a phone call with my POC and was able to explain the situation. As one would hope, I am not being held to blame for a canceled flight. Assuming today's flight doesn't have any pro...
by codeToad
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Travel Delays
Replies: 6
Views: 2579

Re: Travel Delays

Thanks for the quick response. I arranged for travel on my own. While my airline was no help, but I was able to find a flight from another airline that should get have gottne me there on time. That fell apart when all remaining flights out of town were cancelled. Now, I am even deeper in trouble tha...
by codeToad
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Travel Delays
Replies: 6
Views: 2579

Travel Delays

My site visit is two days, and starts tomorrow. However, a delay in my flight will prevent me from getting there untill about the end of the first day's activities. Appart from sending an email to try and warn them, is there anything I can/should do?
by codeToad
Thu May 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Where to send official transcripts?
Replies: 4
Views: 2102

Re: Where to send official transcripts?

You can send your transcript to smartscholar@smartscholarship.org or

Logistics Management Institute (LMI)
SMART Scholarship Program
1777 NE Loop 410, Suite 808
San Antonio, TX 78217

This took me a while to find myself. It was actually on the checklist in the award cover letter.
by codeToad
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: After rejection acceptance
Replies: 12
Views: 3354

Re: After rejection acceptance

Stormfalcon, congrats!

I am really glad to hear that you got in!
by codeToad
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Education Work Plan Confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Education Work Plan Confusion

I have been working on my education work plan and am uncertain about two things. First, my school has undergraduate students like myself to complete a senior design project. Does this count as a final project under graduation project requirements? In this case, this wouldn't be a dissertation/thesis...
by codeToad
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Award Acceptance Hesitation
Replies: 5
Views: 2169

Re: Award Acceptance Hesitation

I am in a similar boat, but this is one of the reasons they have site visits. If you go there and don't like what you see, you would be able to decline the award with no penalty. I still suggest listening to other people with actual experience in the SMART program, but I hope that this is at least a...
by codeToad
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: How to respond to lab soliciation
Replies: 7
Views: 1837

Re: How to respond to lab soliciation

StormFalconX, I don't know if you will get this, but I am happy to report that I received an award at Tinker AFB. I know that Benefield only had one position, so I genuinely hope that you got that award or whatever award you were hoping for. You provided a little bit of certainty when I was very ear...