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Tech freshman given DoD scholarship

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Jacob Roberts, a freshman in Louisiana Tech University’s computer science program, has been selected for a prestigious U.S. Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Scholarship (DoD SMART Scholarship).

The DoD SMART Scholarship provides academically successful students with full tuition for up to five years, summer internship opportunities, a stipend, and full-time employment with the Department of Defense after graduation. This unique opportunity offers students hands-on experience at one of more than 200 of the nation’s most innovative laboratories across the Department of Defense. In addition, during summer internships, SMART Scholars work directly with experienced mentors on defense-related projects, gaining valuable technical skills.

After graduation, Roberts plans to work at the U.S. Army Engineer Research, Development Center — Information Technology Laboratory in Vicksburg, Miss.