From time to time, I will post certain opportunities that are prestigious, exciting or well paying. The SMART scholarship-for-service opportunity for U.S. graduate and undergraduate students is one of those. It is a highly-selective, prestigious, national program that fully supports your education, including full tuition and a very generous stipend while they are in school.
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. Their website has a brochure and more information
The application deadline is December 2010 for the 2011 school year. SMART provides:
- Full Tuition - to any accredited U.S. University
- A very generous stipend while in school
- $25,000 for undergraduates
- $33,000 for masters candidates
- $33,000 to $41,800 for doctoral candidates
- Book allowance - $1,000
- Health Insurance
- Paid Summer internships
- All required student fees
- Travel fees for internships
Summer internships at the facility/laboratory 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, or similar activity, 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 facility/laboratory upon graduation.
There will be approximately 300 new awards this year.
Additional applicant and SMART related questions can be answered via:
Phone: (202) 331-3544