Department of Defense – SMART Scholarship

Get SMART on your college finances and career!
If you are looking for an amazing scholarship opportunity that also offers a rewarding career, check out the SMART Scholarship-for-Service program! The Department of Defense (DoD) SMART program provides STEM students full tuition, internships, a generous cash allowance, health insurance, and a rewarding job after graduation working as a civilian (non-military) in a DoD lab or facility. SMART is open to undergraduates, graduate, and doctoral students pursing one of 19 STEM disciplines outlined by the DoD.

The application window is open August 1 – December 1.

Take action TODAY:
• Visit to watch a short video, review the 19 STEM disciplines, and see the list of DoD labs and facilities          in which you could be working
• Send a note to, subject: SUBSCRIBE, to get on the distribution list to receive program announcements, event                  notices, important deadline reminders, and tips for strengthening your application
• Engage on social media with our SMART community of SMART team members, SMART Scholars, university representatives,                and partners:
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• Tell your family, friends, and colleagues about SMART!

By Samantha Horton
Samantha Horton Career Services Ambassador