SMART (Science, Math, and Research for Transformation) Scholarship
Goes By: SMART
Sponsored by the Department of Defense (DOD), the SMART Scholarship provides an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM disciplines) to receive a full scholarship and increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DOD laboratories.
There is a service agreement component - for every year of funding provided, the recipient must commit to one year of civilian employment with the DoD.
Full tuition and education related fees, stipend of $25,000-38,000 depending on degree pursued, paid summer internships, health insurance and book allowance, mentoring, and employment placement with the DoD after graduation.
|Year(s) of Application
||Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters
Minimum Grade Point Average
|Campus Nomination Required
|Year of Study Funded
||Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
||STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
|Areas of Interest:
Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.
Intent to Apply Fall 2020 Deadline
Sunday, November 1, 2020
SMART Electronic Deadline
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
5 p.m. EST
STEM Graduate Awards 101 Information Session
Monday, March 29, 2021
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Last updated: July 27, 2020
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