Recipient profiles

Jared Snyder

SMART, 2017, U.S., Department of Defense

Jared will graduate from VCU in 2020 and was awarded the Science, Math, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service. With this award, he plans to focus on learning and applying new skills through his summer internships with the Department of Defense. Of his future plans, Jared says, “Before anything else, I am going to set a good example for my daughter. To me, that means to maximize on every opportunity, to always put in the effort, and to give back when I can. I want to experience and learn as much as I can while in VCU’s School of Engineering by doing more extracurricular activities and being more involved. I want to earn the highest grades I can by taking the time to really learn as much as I can. I want to set aside more time to volunteer and give back to the community.”