Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

United States Department of Defense (DOD)


Grant amount: US $25,000 - US $40,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 1, 2018 2:00pm PST

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Location of citizenship: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States

Age restriction: At least 18 years of age

Minimum GPA: 4.0

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Overview:

The 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.

The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Be a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application.
  • Be 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.
  • Be 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. 
  • 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 can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such.
    • If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2017 term. 
    • Graduate applicants must have taken the GRE and test scores must be reportable by ETS. Subject tests are not required.  

Ineligibility:

  • Current high school students are not eligible to apply.