Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program

The SMART application opened on August 1, 2019 and we want to ensure you don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program offers students the chance to pursue their passion in STEM while supporting the mission of the Department of Defense (DoD) as a prominent scientist, engineer or researcher. Apply now to be the future leaders of innovation! 

As a reminder, here are some of the benefits SMART Scholars 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 
  • Summer internships
  • Health insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
  • Miscellaneous supplies allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  • Mentoring
  • Employment placement at a DoD facility after graduation.

All applicants are required to upload their most recent transcript, and a minimum of 3 letters of reference by the December 3 deadline. First time freshman and first year associates are required to submit SAT/ACT scores and all graduate level applicants must submit GRE scores by the deadline.  All applicants must also have a graduation date of Fall 2021 or later in order to be eligible.

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The application window will close on December 3 at 5:00 p.m. EST. 

Have your students click this link to start their application: