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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

SMART Scholarship Program

SMART Scholarship Program

is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be employed upon degree completion at a Department of Defense (DoD) Research Facility.

Participants in the SMART Scholarship for Service Program receive:

  • Cash award ranging from $22,000 - $41,000
  • Full tuition and related educational fees
  • Health Insurance
  • Book allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  • Paid summer internships
  • Employment placement after graduation

In return for these benefits, SMART Scholars commit to one year of civilian employment with the DoD for each academic year that they are supported.

For additional information on eligibility, application procedures, and more, please visit The deadline is December 15.

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