Electrical Engineering BS, 2011
I applied for the SMART Scholarship during the fall of my freshman year after seeing it in an e-mail sent by the College of Engineering. I applied because it looked like a great opportunity - SMART provides full tuition, living expenses, and post-graduation employment. To be honest, I wasn't really expecting to receive the award, but it was too good of an opportunity not to at least try. To my great surprise, I received an e-mail during the next spring informing me that I had received the scholarship. I was extremely honored and excited to receive the award. I am sponsored by the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA), at which I co-op and will work upon graduation. This award has enabled me to do many things I would have otherwise been unable to do, such as study abroad twice - with Drexel in Taiwan at Chung Yuan Christian University (2008) and with Drexel in Turkey at Bilkent University. I would strongly recommend anyone interested in applying for SMART to do so; see www.asee.org/smart for more information.