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

The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program, funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), is a combined educational and workforce development opportunity for STEM students.

Deadline: December

Value: Cash stipends are paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 per year depending on degree level; Tuition and related educational fees will be paid directly to your university by Scholarship America.

Eligibility: Citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application; 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2023; Requesting at least 1 year of degree funding prior to graduation (which starts at the program start date); Able to complete at least one summer internship (multi-year scholars only); Willing to accept post-graduation employment with the DoD; In good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; Pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the 21 STEM disciplines listed below; Able to produce a fall  college transcript from a regionally accredited US college or university, OR be pursuing a graduate degree at a regionally accredited US college or university.

Major: STEM

Fellowship Type: Undergraduate, Graduate

Nomination: No, but suggested to work with Fellowships Office and the Office of Research Development and Communications