Is a security clearance required?

Yes. Participants in the SMART Program must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance from the DoD. It is highly encouraged you read the attached security clearance adjudication guidelines prior to applying to the program. A copy of the standard security questionnaire form can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF86.pdf. Applicants should not submit a SF86 form to the SMART Scholarship Program at this time. Applicants will be notified when and if they are required to submit this form.