SMART - Science, Math, And Research for Transformation
Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarship
This is a highly-selective, prestigious, national program that fully supports their education, including full tuition and a very generous stipend while they are in school. 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. A SMART brochure is attached and the application web page is at www.asee.org/SMART. 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: http://www.asee.org/fellowships/smart/schools/scholar%5Fdirectory/list%5Fby%5Fschool/
The University of Virginia is one of the top schools in terms of SMART recipients.