Dear University of Central Florida Faculty and Administrators:

1. I write to remind you to have your best undergraduate and graduate students apply to the SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program. The application deadline is December 15, 2009 for Fall 2010 starts. Applications must be done on-line at This is a highly-selective, prestigious, national program that fully supports their education, including full tuition and a very generous stipend in the range of $25,000 a year for undergraduates and $41,000 for doctoral candidates, while they are in school. It also includes a book allowance of $1,000 a year, health insurance, summer internships, and travel fees for internships. Students must be U.S. Citizens, able to obtain a DoD Security Clearance, and be willing to work in a defense laboratory upon graduation. There will be approximately 300 new awards this year.

For more information about the program and application process, please refer your students to

2. If you or other faculty at your university would like to help evaluate the applications of SMART students, you or your faculty can apply on line at: to serve on the "SMART Ranking Panel", which will be held in Washington D.C. at the end of January, 2010. Generally it is best to have a department's Undergraduate or Graduate coordinator(s)/advisor(s) serve on this panel.

Thank you for your consideration.
DoD Executive Agent for SMART

Knox T. Millsaps
Professor and Chairman
Mechanical and Astronautical Engineering
700 Dyer Road, Room 338
Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA 93943-5100 USA

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