Scholarships for America’s Future Scientists and Engineers
The DoD recognizes the need to support the education of
America’s future scientists and engineers. The SMART
Scholarship-for-Service Program is part of a concentrated
effort to improve the flow of new, highly skilled technical
labor into DoD facilities and agencies and to enhance the
technical skills of the workforce already in place.
SMART offers scholarships to undergraduate, master’s,
and doctoral students who have demonstrated ability and
special aptitude for excelling in STEM fields. Students
are also provided opportunities to continue their research
in civil service roles following graduation.
Through SMART, we are proud to offer our research
leaders of tomorrow not only an education, but a career.
SMART Scholars Receive:
• Cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 - $41,000 per
year depending on prior educational experience
• Full tuition and related education expenses
• Health Insurance reimbursement allowance
• Book allowance
• Summer Internships (multi-year participants)
• Post-Graduation Career Opportunities
The SMART Scholarship for Service Program is open only
to citizens of the United States. Persons who hold permanent
resident status are not eligible. Proof of citizenship is
required. Students must be at least 18 years of age to be
eligible. Applicants for undergraduate awards must be
currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university. Awardees
must be eligible to receive and hold a security clearance.
Please see the program website for details about the security
The application submission window is from mid-August to
mid-December. Award notification occurs each spring. For
more information and to apply visit http://www.asee.org/smart
Contact the SMART Program below for
more information and to apply.
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