Jackson State student receives Department of Defense award


Jackson State University junior meteorology major Jarrett Claiborne has been selected to receive a nationally competitive Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Award from the U.S. Department of Defense. The SMART scholarship consists of tuition, a book stipend, healthcare, and a post-graduate job.

During the school year, Claiborne will intern as a research physical scientist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg, Miss. The future meteorologist is a native of Lorman, Miss., and is the weather forecaster for WJSU 88.5 and TV23.

“I accept this award on behalf of Jackson State and all that it has given me as a student,” Claiborne says. “I am forever in debt to JSU.”

Jarrett encourages other students to apply for the scholarship, which opens in August 2010. The direct link is http://www.asee.org/smart.

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20 thoughts on “Jackson State student receives Department of Defense award

  1. Wow!! I’m very proud of you Jarrett!! This is truly a blessing keep making us proud and Christ first! The sky is the limit!

  2. I hope that you know how very proud we are of you and your accomplishment here in Memphis. My love and prayers are with you daily. Your grandpa

  3. Wonderful accomplishment!!! It is really outstanding when you are of the best nationally for anything, especially science and math. I am a JSU student from Port Gibson, MS and its nice to see someone doing well from around my neck of the woods. Keep striving to do your best. Go far.

  4. Great job young brother! Keep working, pushing and struggling to become the best meteorologist in the world and we’ll keep driving with as much academic intensity that we can muster to help you reach your objective. That is my promise and commitment to you and all of our students at JSU. I’m very proud of you.

  5. Congratulations!!! Jarrett. I have observed you during your matriculation at JSU, and I am aware of your dedication to knowledge and growth. Continue to keep God in front of you, Compassion next to you and Humility around you, and you will surely soar. As Oprah says, “God’s dream for you is bigger than any dream you have for yourself.

  6. It is always good to hear of scholars at Jackson State making academic strides. It is my hope that Mr. Claiborne will have continued success in all he pursues.

  7. I am proud of you! I have three sons of my own, I hope they will be as successfull as you are. They are certainly on their way. Continue to be blessed in your future. Again, I am proud of you. You make me smile and I do not even know who you are. That is how powerful your life is impacting people right now. I attended JSU as well.

  8. Congratulations are definitely in order for Jarrett Claiborne. I am so proud of him for his accomplishments. I know his road to success has not been an easy one but with perseverance, he is reaching his goals. May God continue to bless him in all of his endeavors.

    Alice M. Smith, MPH (C)
    Jackson State University
    Master of Public Health Student Association (MPHSA) Vice President

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