ASEE is pleased to announce the opening of the application for the Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Service Program (SMART). This program is used to recruit and to retain civilian scientists and engineers to work in DoD agencies and laboratories.


SMART Scholarships are offered to undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for training and education in STEM fields.

The SMART Scholarship is awarded to applicants who are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, one of the following disciplines:

· Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

· Biosciences

· Chemical Engineering

· Chemistry

· Civil Engineering

· Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences

· Computer and Computational Sciences

· Electrical Engineering

· Geosciences

· Information Sciences

· Materials Science and Engineering

· Mathematics

· Mechanical Engineering

· Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

· Nuclear Engineering

· Oceanography

· Operations Research

· Physics

SMART Scholars Receive:

· A stipend ranging from $22,000 to $39,000 depending on educational level.

· Full tuition and related education expenses.

· Health insurance benefits.

· Annual book allowance of $1,000.

· Paid summer internships.

· Post-graduation employment placement.


The SMART Scholarship for Service Program is open only to citizens and nationals of the United States. Persons who hold permanent resident status are not eligible. Proof of citizenship will be required. Applicants for undergraduate awards must be already enrolled in a U.S. college or university. Awardees must be eligible to receive and hold a security clearance.

SMART Employment Opportunities

There is an employment opportunity with this scholarship program. For each year of support, scholars will provide a year of paid service at a DoD agency or laboratory. To learn more about the specific obligations, please visit the SMART Web site listed below.

Application Information

The application submission deadline is December 14, 2007. Award notification occurs in the spring. For more information and to apply visit Please email questions to gro.eesa|trams#gro.eesa|trams.

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