2020 Semifinalists

Answers to various questions regarding the SMART Scholarship application process. Includes many tips and statistics.
aqzws
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You'll get an email.

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mixolydianSSF wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:08 pm
Hey everyone,

I'm a EE major transferring from a California Community College to Cal Poly SLO. I've gotten 4 interviews. 2 were from different squadrons at my top choice facility (Edwards AFB). The other two were from facilities that I did not select, Picatinny Arsenal in NJ and Camp Pendleton in CA.

Last week, I also received an email and call from SMART asking if I wanted to update my rankings. I said no (I want to keep Edwards AFB as my first choice) but that the interviews with Camp Pendleton and Picatinny definitely increased my interest in them.
I had an interview with Camp Pendleton as well. I think they interviewed students who picked SFs in their area- my second choice was in California. When I interviewed, they told me that I was in their top 2, so I'm wondering how many slots they get for students there.

Guest

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Still haven't seen my results yet.

2020semifinalist2

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Guest wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:12 am
Still haven't seen my results yet.
Same

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Guest wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:12 am
Still haven't seen my results yet.
Neither have I. Tried logging in but I was unable to. Possibly a good sign

Guest

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I have not heard back yet either. I am a freshman CS Math major and a Math MS. I got an interview, but I don't think it went well. Any other ideas on when we hear back?

processingvideo

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Watch us all get rickrolled by SMART and the decisions aren't even today

Ugh I just want to knowwwww screw the suspense

jsalt231

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To be fair, it's not really a rickrolling. We did this to ourselves 😂

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I'll take the blame :lol:

CS_Semifinalist

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All quiet on my end as well lol...if they know at this point I wish they would just release it.

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Has anyone been able to access the awardee portal

anxiouslywaiting

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Nope. Still only says "Page unavailable" and at the bottom "Last updated: April 3rd"

mixolydianSSF
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anxiouslywaiting wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:01 pm
Nope. Still only says "Page unavailable" and at the bottom "Last updated: April 3rd"
Do you know if the “Last updated” date is always the current day?
2020 SMART Scholarship Recipient
B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ('23)
Edwards Air Force Base, CA

anxiouslywaiting

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Honestly, no idea. I only noticed it today. I don't recall seeing it before, but that's not to say it wasn't there. Sorry! I wish I knew, myself lol.

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I've seen it on previous days.

anxiouslywaiting

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Did it show that current date or a past date?

I do have a feeling we are NOT finding out today :(

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Current date

bgodthebrave

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Hello All,

I contacted SMART today and they said that acceptance/rejection notifications will go out sometime in April. They don't know when. I asked if COVID-19 has impacted their process and they replied no. I think that somehow it is delaying the process. We will have to wait and see.

jsalt231

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Y'all, is our award year considered 2019 or 2020? Because looking at the "Schools with SMART Scholars" page on the website, the most recent year there is 2018 (suggesting we would be 2019 SMART Scholars). The reason this is important is because The 2019 Award statistics are available on the website, which I at least haven't seen before (https://smartscholarshipprod.service-no ... dc7c9619c3). I could be wrong, but figured I'd mention it lol

anxiouslywaiting

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This is 2020. Those stats have been there.

jsalt231

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Very sad lol, I got excited. My bad :lol:

anxiouslywaiting

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Lol right. I've been looking for any "hints" possible on the website, awardee portal, etc. I just want to know D:

random_semifinalist

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Lol to lighten the mood a little since we are all very anxious right now (XD) I've watched this 2020 semifinalist thread jump from 2000 views to 4000 views literally since Wednesday lolol

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The extra 2000 views come from me :lol:

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I'm surprised more people aren't looking at the "2020 Finalist Decisions" thread. But I'm sure that will jump as soon as people start posting the acceptance news.
2020 SMART Scholarship Recipient
B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ('23)
Edwards Air Force Base, CA

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