LOGAN Utah State University mechanical and aerospace engineering student Luke Hanks has received a scholarship worth more than $75,000 from the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Program.
Hanks will receive an annual stipend of $25,000 per year, full tuition and related educational fees, a book allowance of up to $1,000 per year, health insurance and a paid internship and post-graduation employment with Ogden Air Logistics, located on Hill Air Force Base, according to a USU press release.
The SMART Program is managed by the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School on behalf of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The American Society for Engineering Education works with the school to administer the program.
Hanks is finishing his junior year at USU and has focused his studies in the area of aerospace engineering. The scholarship will allow him to complete his undergraduate work and then finish his graduate work at USU.
Hanks is actively involved in the student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has coordinated several activities for the group. From a competitive field of more than 2,000 applicants, Hanks received one of only 200 awards.