Do award selections have any program obligations before the official award start date of August 1st?
Yes. Award selections must:
Submit all award documents required by the SMART Scholarship Program by assigned deadlines.
Awardees currently enrolled in school must maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.
Attend a 2-day site visit at their Sponsoring Facility before August 1st. The site visit will be paid for by the DoD. The site visit is an opportunity for awardees to tour the Sponsoring Facility and to develop professional relationships with Sponsoring Facility personnel that will benefit awardees during their scholarship tenure and post-graduation employment.