Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility Requirements

All awardees must be;
  • a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application,
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2018,
  • able to participate in summer internships at a DoD facility,
  • 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 at the time of award and,
  • pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.
In addition;

*Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in and attending a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED. Current high school students are not eligible to apply.

**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 2018 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.

**Applicants must be pursuing a technical degree in one of the 19 STEM disciplines. SMART will not fund any managment or non-technical degrees. 

What is a U.S. Citizen?

A “United States Citizen” is an individual who was born or naturalized within the United States and is subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. SMART Scholarships are only available to citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United Kingdom. For more information about U.S. citizenship, please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website here.