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.
The application web page is at http://smart.asee.org/. The application deadline is December 1, 2011 for the 2012 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
- $36,300 to $41,800 for doctoral candidates
· Book allowance – $1,000
· Health Insurance
· Paid Summer internships
· All required student fees
· Travel 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, or other research and development 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 as a civilian in the DoD upon graduation.
There will be approximately 300 new awards this year. A list of SMART awards from previous years is listed by University at: http://smart.asee.org/schools/scholar_directory
Please go to http://smart.asee.org/ for links to the application portal and other program related information.