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Competition Details

SMART (Science, Math, and Research for Transformation) Scholarship

Goes By: SMART
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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.

Award Value

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
Academic Areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Areas of Interest: Research
Language Funding No
Location Domestic

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


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