Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transforming (SMART) Defense Scholarship

Disciplines Purpose Open To Eligibility
STEM Funding for up to five years of undergraduate study, paid summer internship, and other benefits Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors U.S. citizen, 3.0+ GPA, age 18+


About the SMART Defense Scholarship

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.

All awardees must be;

  • a U.S. citizen at time of application,
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2013,
  • able to participate in summer internships at Department of Defense laboratories,
  • willing to accept post-graduate employment with the Department of Defense,
  • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (as calculated by the SMART application) and,
  • pursuing an undergraduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the SMART website.

For more information, visit the SMART Defense Scholarship website.