Alexa (my daughter) perused her scholarship and financial aid status today and saw a bonus. The Department of Education awarded her the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant.
The grant assists juniors and seniors “majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering or in a foreign language determined critical to national security,” if they have a good GPA and qualify for a Pell.
So, Alexa has an extra kick in her step today. She majored in chemistry because she loves to study the relationship between things at their simplest levels.
Here is a list of eligible majors. I was surprised to see some literature majors fall under the grant.