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Science, Mathematics and Resarsch for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Department of Defense
Application Deadline: 12/15/2008
Description: The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at Department of Defense laboratories. Students pursuing degrees related to the following are encouraged to apply:

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
Scholarship Amount: See other comments
Scholarship Website:
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: Entering First Year Undergraduate or Freshman or Sophomore or Junior or Senior or Entering Graduate Student or Current Graduate Student
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Awards Given: 101+
Length of Award: One Time Award
Minimum GPA: 3.0 to 4.0
Other Comments: Please note that you must be enrolled in a full-time accredited program leading to a degree in a STEM discipline and the length of the award is for the duration of the degree.

Participants in the SMART Scholarship for Service Program receive;

    * Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
    * Cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 - $41,000 depending on prior educational experience (may be prorated depending on award length)
    * Paid summer internships
    * Health Insurance
    * Book allowance of $1,000 per academic year
    * Mentoring
    * Employment placement after graduation

Note the site does not specify the number of awards given, however, in 2008, there were well over 100 students who received awards.

Eligibility Requirements
All awardees must be;

    * a U.S. citizen,
    * 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2009,
    * able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
    * willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
    * 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,
    * pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.

In addition;

*Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED.

**Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2009 term.

*Freshman/First Year Associate's Program applicants must report an ACT or SAT Reasoning Test Score. Subject tests are not required.

**Graduate applicants must have taken the GRE and test scores must be reportable by ETS. Subject tests are not required.

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: The ASEE SMART Program Team
c/o American Society for Engineering Education
1818 N St. NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 331-3544
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