Dear Students,

I want to make you aware of the SMART Scholarship Program, a scholarship-for-service opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens.  This is a highly-selective, prestigious, national program that fully supports your education with full tuition, a very generous stipend, book allowance, and Summer internship while in school, and then provides guaranteed employment with the Defense Department upon graduation.  The deadline for application is December 1, 2011.


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.  

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. 


A SMART brochure is attached and the application web page is  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  



There will be approximately 300 new awards this year.  A list of SMART awards from previous years is listed by University at: 



Please visit There are links to the application portal and other program related information.  Additional applicant and SMART related questions for students can be answered via:

            Email:  [log in to unmask]

            Phone:  (202) 331-3544