SMART

The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. The SMART Program Application process is typically open from August until December of each year. The awards will fund the student for the following year of study. Students pursuing degrees related to the following are encouraged to apply:

  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biosciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering (technical tracks only)
  • Information Sciences
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Operations Research (technical tracks only)
  • Physics

Participants in the SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program receive:

  • Full tuition and education-related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  • Cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 depending on prior educational experience (may be prorated depending on award length)
  • Paid summer internships
  • Health Insurance reimbursement allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
  • Book allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  • Mentoring
  • Security Clearance (SECRET)
  • Employment placement after graduation

Eligibility Requirements – All Awardees must be:

  • A United State Citizen at the time of application
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1st
  • Able to participate in Summer internships at DoD laboratories
  • Willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD
  • A student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of award
  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed above

For more information, including details on how to apply, please visit http://smart.asee.org/.

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