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  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:

Please go to for links to the application portal and other program related information.

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