The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Program provides STEM students with the tools needed to pursue higher education and begin a career with the DoD. With a full scholarship, students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees will be able to focus on complex research to further the DoD’s mission and create lasting impact. SMART is a one-for-one commitment; for every year of degree funding, the scholar commits to working for a year with the DoD as a civilian employee. Summer internships prepare scholars for full-time employment and get them accustomed to working with the DoD.
- Must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university
- Must be able to produce a fall 2020 (or earlier) college transcript at the end of the term
- AP coursework is not considered college credit
- Can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such.
- If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2021 term.