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Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART)

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Individuals applying to the program should have a strong interest in working for the DoD as a civilian research scientist or engineer. 

Related Awards:
Undergraduate: Goldwater Scholarship
Graduate: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP); Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship; National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)

Fields of Study:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics


  • United States

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Research
  • Study


  • US Citizen

Program Length:

  • Multi-year


  • December 

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad
  • Post UG
  • Graduate

GPA Cut Off:

  • 3


  • Full tuition + fees + $25,000-38,000 stipend + paid summer internships + mentoring + post-graduation employment