One of ¡MIRA!'s awesome graduate students, Jorge Muñoz has been selected as a semi-finalist in the DoD's SMART Scholarship-for Service program. This program supports students to pursue their education in some of the leading STEM fields that are currently in high demand by the government. The program offers scholarships for bachelors, masters and PhD students pursuing STEM. While in school, students will receive full tuition, monthly stipends, health insurance and book allowances, as well as summer internships that range from 8 to 12 weeks. Upon degree completion, scholars begin working in a civilian position with their sponsoring facility. The internships and work experience allow scholars the opportunity to learn from the greatest minds in STEM and defense. Not only do scholars pursue their passions in their respective field during their educational phase, but they begin a journey towards an empowering career to protect national security.