SMART

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.

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