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Brittany Preston

Jenell Smith

When I was in high school I did summer internships with the Navy and when I came to college, I knew I wanted to continue to work with them. I loved the diverse projects I had opened to me as well as the opportunity to help the men and women who protect us. This scholarship pays for my tuition and a stipend, and guarantees a job after graduation with my DoD sponsoring facility. I applied as soon as I was eligible. They asked me for information about my grades, where I wanted to work, my past work experiences just like any other application. When I became a first round finalist they conducted a preliminary background check and a phone interview. A few weeks later I was accepted and helping them book my travel to Monterey, Ca for orientation. Before this program, I was concerned about paying for school and what the economy would be like after I graduated. Now I feel like a weight has been lifted and I can just focus on my school work.