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School of Computing student receives full graduate program funding

Scholarship service program teams up with DoD

Jamie Lyle

School of Computing student receives full graduate program funding

CLEMSON-School of Computing graduate student Jamie Lyle received the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship this month. According to the National Defense Education Program, the scholarship comes from a Scholarship-for-Service program that partners with the Department of Defense.

The Department of Defense describes the award as “an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.” 

The scholarship provides recipients and their universities with “full tuition and education related fees, health insurance reimbursement allowance up to $1,200, and a book allowance of $1,000 per academic year.” Recipients complete summer internships at DoD facilities nationwide, and are guaranteed employment at a DoD facility after graduation. Lyle received funding to finish her degree and complete a summer internship at her sponsoring facility in Charleston, SC as well as guaranteed employment. 

Lyle’s acceptance of the scholarship promotes “the SMART Program’s aim to increase the number of scientists and engineers in the DoD. The program is particularly interested in supporting individuals that demonstrate an aptitude and interest in conducting theoretical and applied research.” 


Author: Jo Anna Eason

Story Contact: Jenna White,