Sareta Gladson is a 2018 SMART Scholar

Head shot of Sareta GladsonSareta Gladson, a freshman aerospace engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science from San Pedro, California, and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, was recently named a recipient of a Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The award will fully fund her tuition for her remaining years of college; provide her with an annual stipend of $25,000; provide her with mentorship through a DoD sponsoring facility; guarantee summer internships at a DoD-connected institution every year she is an undergraduate; and guarantee her employment placement within the DoD or at a DoD-connected institution after graduation. Gladson will be required to work for the DoD for at least four years as part of the conditions of the award. She answered some questions about her studies and the scholarship.  Read more about Sareta’s story in SU News…