Scholarship Opportunity Detail Page
Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship
|Scholarship Provider:||Department of Defense|
|Description:||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 Department of Defense laboratories. Students pursuing degrees related to the following are encouraged to apply:
• Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
• Computer and Computational Sciences
• Industrial and Systems Engineering
(technical tracks only)
• Information Sciences
• Materials Science and Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
• Nuclear Engineering
• Operations Research
(technical tracks only)
Participants in the SMART Scholarship for Service Program receive:
1. Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
2, Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
3. Paid summer internships
4. Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
5. Book allowance of $1,000 per academic year
7. Employment placement after graduation
The site does not specify the number of awards given, however, in 2008, there were well over 100 students who received awards.
|Scholarship Amount:||See Description|
|School Type Requirement:||Four Year College
|Applicant Class Requirement:||Entering First Year Undergraduate or Freshman or Sophomore or Junior or Senior or Entering Graduate Student or Current Graduate Student
|Citizenship Requirement:||U.S. Citizen
|Length of Award:||One Time Award
|Minimum GPA:||3.0 to 4.0|
|Other Comments:||You must be enrolled in a full-time accredited program leading to a degree in a STEM discipline and the length of the award is for the duration of the degree.
All awardees must be:
*A U.S. citizen at time of application,
*18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2014
* 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.
*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 an 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 2014 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.
Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information
The ASEE SMART Program Team
c/o American Society for Engineering Education
1818 N St. NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 331-3544