ECE Graduate Student Earns SMART Scholarship From Department of Defense
Ohio State Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Research Fellow Sophie Mills recently won a U.S. Department of Defense scholarship under the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program.
The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program was established as a concentrated effort to enhance the Department of Defense (DOD) workforce with talented, innovative and brilliant scientists, engineers and researchers.
For over a decade, SMART Scholars have been working at labs and agencies within the Army, Navy, Air Force and DOD to support the warfighter and create an impact to secure the nation. SMART Scholars enter the program to pursue their education in some of the leading fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) that are currently in high demand by the government. The program offers scholarships for bachelors, masters and PhD students pursuing STEM. While in school, students will receive full tuition, monthly stipends, health insurance and book allowances, as well as summer internships that range from 8 to 12 weeks. Upon degree completion, scholars begin working in a civilian position with their sponsoring facility. The internships and work experience allow scholars the opportunity to learn from the greatest minds in STEM and defense. Not only do scholars pursue their passions in their respective field during their educational phase, but they begin a journey toward an empowering career to protect national security.