For: Students

Resource Type(s): Scholarships

Grade Band: Higher Education

Subject(s): Engineering, Math, Science, Technology

The Department of Defense Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (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.

All applicants must be:

  • a U.S. citizen 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

Benefits include:

  • 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 calendar year
  • Miscellaneous Supplies Allowance of $1,000 per academic year
    Mentoring
  • Employment placement after graduation

To learn more and apply click here. You can contact the SMART Help Desk through email or phone (202-331-3544)

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