SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program – applications due Dec 1, 2020

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On October 1, 2020

The Vice Chancellor of Research and Graduate Studies, Dr. Costas Tsatsoulis, would like to remind the campus community that the application deadline for the SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Scholarship-for Service Program is December 1, 2020.

The updated link for the program is:

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.

What do SMART scholars gain?
• Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
• SMART 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 a minimum of 1.5 years to a maximum of 5 years per award, depending on degree requirements.
• Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 – $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
• Summer research internships ranging from 8 to 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 DoD facility after graduation
• For each academic year of a scholar’s award, he/she is required to commit to one year (12 months) of civilian employment with the DoD.

The Office of Graduate Studies may be available to provide writing assistance. If you plan to submit an application, please notify Abbie Sherman ( and indicate if you will need writing assistance.

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