SMART Scholarship Program


Award Amount: $25,000 – $8,000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Department of Defense (DoD) is pleased to announce the Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program. The scholarship for service program is an opportunity for students who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship.The SMART Program aims to increase the number of scientists and engineers in the DoD. The program is particularly interested in supporting individuals that demonstrate an aptitude and interest in conducting theoretical and applied research.

Host Institution:

The Department of Defense is America’s oldest and largest government agency headquarters is at the Pentagon.The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of their country. The SMART Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD).


To eligible, the applicant must meet all the following criteria:

  • A citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom at time of application
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2018
  • Able to participate in summer internships at a DoD facility
  • 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 at the time of award
  • Applicants must be pursuing a technical degree in one of the 19 STEM disciplines
  • Individuals applying to the program should have a strong interest in working for the DoD as a civilian research scientist or engineer.
  • 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 2018 term.
  • Students who are currently a 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 must have taken the GRE and test scores must be reportable by ETS. Subject tests are not required.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, the applicants can submit an online application through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • References
  • Test Scores
  • Your official or unofficial transcripts

Award Description:

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)
  • Summer research internships
  • Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200/ calendar year
  • Miscellaneous Supplies Allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  • Mentoring
  • Employment placement at a DoD facility after graduation.

Detailed Information Link:

Contact Information:

If you have any question, contact to or(202)350-5715