Science, Mathematics, and Research (SMART) Scholarship for Service
The SMART Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.
SMART Scholars Benefits
- Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
- Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 – $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
- Summer research internships
- Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200 per the calendar year
- Miscellaneous Supplies Allowance of $1,000 per academic year
- Employment placement after graduation
All awardees must be:
- A citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application
- 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2017
- 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 on the About SMART page
Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED. Current high school students are not eligible to apply.
Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such.
Students who are currently Freshman or enrolled in a First Year Associate’s Program applicants must report an ACT or SAT Reasoning Test Score. Subject tests are not required. In addition, individuals who apply during their Freshman/First Year must obtain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the fall academic term of their Freshman/First Year. Freshman/First Year Associate’s Program applicants will be required to submit an official transcript reflecting their fall academic term grades to establish compliance with this requirement.
Graduate applicants must have taken the GRE and test scores must be reportable by ETS. Subject tests are not required.
Phone: (202) 350-5715