STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Holloway Hall

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

Application Deadline: December 14, 2012

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.

Participants in the SMART Scholarship for Service Program receive:

  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)

  Paid summer internships

  Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year

  Book allowance of $1,000 per academic year


  Employment placement after graduation


Eligibility Requirements

All awardees must be;

  a U.S. citizen at time of application,

  18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2013,

  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 (as calculated by the SMART application) and,

  pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.

In addition:

*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. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2013 term.

*Freshman/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.


All applicants are required to submit applications online by 5:00 P.M EST, December 14, 2012. Official transcripts must be postmarked by December 14, 2012. All other supporting materials including references and test scores must be received by December 14, 2012. Notifications of awards are expected to be made in March 2013. Application materials are not returned to applicants.


For more information and to apply, please visit the SMART Scholarship Program website.