The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship-for-service Program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mathematics.
A SMART brochure is attached and the application web page is at www.asee.org/SMART. The application deadline is December 15, 2009 for the 2010 school year. SMART provides:
- Full Tuition – to any accredited U.S. University
- A very generous stipend while in school
- $25,000 for undergraduates
- $36,000 for masters candidates
- $38,000 to $41,000 for doctoral candidates
- Book allowance – $1,000
- Health Insurance
- Paid Summer internships
- All required student fees
- Travel fees for internships
Summer internships at Labs are required. In return for fully funding their education students are required work as a civilian employee at a Service (Army, Navy, Air Force) or DoD Agency (NSA, DIA, DARPA, etc.) laboratory for a period equal to the time the program paid for their school. Students must be U.S. Citizens, able to obtain a DoD Security Clearance, and be willing to work in a defense laboratory upon graduation.
There will be approximately 300 new awards this year. A list of SMART fellows from previous years is listed by University at: