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. Recipients of the SMART Scholarship receive a cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 to $38,000 per yer (depending on prior educational experience), full tuition and related education expenses, health insurance, a book allowance, summer internship opportunities (for multi-year participants), and post-graduation career opportunities.
The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories. The program is particularly interested in supporting individuals who demonstrate and aptitude and interest in conducting theoretical and applied research.
If you are selected as a SMART Scholar you will have the fantastic opportunity to intern with one of the laboratories, obtain valuable experience during your education, and gain exciting employment opportunites when you graduate.
Individuals applying to the program should have a strong interest in working for the DoD as a civilian research scientist or engineer. Students pursuing degrees related to the following are encouraged to apply:
August 1, 2013 Application available online.
December 2013 Completed application and required documentation must be submitted to the SMART Program.
Completed on-line application and required documentation must be submitted to the American Society for Engineering Education. All application instructions and materials are available on SMART scholarship website. UM students are encouraged to notify the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships about their intention to apply for the fellowship no less than one month before the national deadline so that an advisor can provide application guidance and feedback.