Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) Fellowship

SPONSORING AGENCY: American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

OVERVIEW: The Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes the need to support the education of America's future scientists and engineers. The SMART Scholarship is part of a concentrated effort to improve the flow of new, highly skilled technical labor into DoD facilities and agencies and to enhance the technical skills of the workforce already in place.

FIELDS:

  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
    Biosciences
    Chemical Engineering
    Chemistry
    Civil Engineering
    Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
    Computer and Computational Sciences
    Electrical Engineering
    Geosciences
    Industrial and Systems Engineering (technical tracks only)
    Information Sciences
    Materials Science and Engineering
    Mathematics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
    Nuclear Engineering
    Oceanography
    Operations Research (technical tracks only)
    Physics

ELIGIBILITY: All awardees must be:

  • (1) a U.S. citizen,
  • (2) 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2012,
  • (3) able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
  • (4) willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
  • (5) a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (as calculated by the SMART application) and,
  • (6) pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed above.

ANNUAL STIPEND:

  • $25,000 to $41,000 per year depending on prior educational experience
  • Full tuition and related education expenses
  • Health insurance reimbursement allowance
  • Book allowance

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2011