SMART scholarship deadline nears

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On October 1, 2020

Dr. Costas Tsatsoulis, vice chancellor of research and graduate studies, reminds the campus community that Tuesday, Dec. 1, is the application deadline for the SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Scholarship-for Service Program. Apply at

This program is available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a technical degree in one of 21 STEM disciplines. SMART will not fund any management or non-technical degrees.

SMART scholars receive full tuition and education-related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking). The scholarships are awarded for a specific time based on the anticipated degree completion and conferral dates on the SMART Service Agreement. SMART scholarships range from 1.5 to five years per award, depending on degree requirements. For each academic year of a scholar’s award, he or she is required to commit to one year of civilian employment with the Department of Defense.

SMART scholars receive:

  • A Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 – $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
  • Research internships ranging from 8 -12 weeks
  • Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
  • Miscellaneous supplies allowance up to $1,000 per academic year
  • An experienced mentor at one of the sponsoring facilities
  • Employment placement at a Department of Defense facility after graduation.

The graduate studies staff may be available to provide writing assistance. If you plan to submit an application, please notify Abbie Sherman, executive assistant, at and indicate if you will need writing assistance.

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