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SMART Scholarship-for-service Program

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.

SMART Brochure

The application web page:

The application deadline is December 2010 for the 2011 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
    • $33,000 to $41,800 for doctoral candidates
  • Book allowance – $1,000
  • Health Insurance 
  • Paid Summer internships
  • All required student fees
  • Travel fees for internships 

Summer internships at the facility/laboratory 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 similar 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 in a defense facility/laboratory upon graduation. 

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

While Penn State is one of the top schools in terms of SMART recipients, I think we can greatly increase the number of your students supported in this program.  I would appreciate your help in disseminating this information to your students, faculty, undergraduate advisors, and graduate coordinators, and by encouraging your best students to apply for this tremendous opportunity.

If interested please go to:  There are links to the application portal and other program related information.  Additional applicant and SMART related questions can be answered via:


            Phone:  (202) 331-3544
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