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SMART Scholarship Program ASEE SMART Scholarship Program Team. Underlying Questions. How can the Department of Defense (DoD) recruit top science and technology (S&T) students? How can the DoD better attract students in specific fields to pursue advanced degrees?
How can the Department of Defense (DoD) recruit top science and technology (S&T) students?
How can the DoD better attract students in specific fields to pursue advanced degrees?
How can the DoD fill holes in a workforce that has:
30% eligible for retirement within 5 years;
60% eligible within next 10 years?
SMART is a DoD workforce development program
The goals of SMART:
Provide funding to allow Participants to focus on school
Provide Participants with experience and exposure to DoD facilities and the DoD culture prior to graduation
Start the process that will produce the next S&T leaders
American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
Manages the application process for SMART
Provides the mechanism for Participant payments
Full tuition and fees (up to five years) for AS, BS, MS, and PhD degrees
Annual cash award from $25,000 to $38,000
Security clearance (SECRET)
Summer internships and travel expenses
An experienced Mentor
Book and health insurance allowance
Service Commitment: One-Year of Work for Each Academic Year Funded
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Science
We will support interdisciplinary programs that overlap these fields
Open season is August 1 through December 14
United States citizen/18 years of age
Status as a sophomore or beyond at award
Ability to obtain/maintain a security clearance
Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
Complete 10-12 week summer internships
Current enrollment or have taken GRE
Approved field of study with an interest in research
SMART positions you well for your first career:
An opportunity to start your career without bills
*Buy your first home vice paying student loans*
A guaranteed job in your field following graduation*No worrying about the where, what, when*
Demand for SMART students exceeds our budget *Promotion opportunities*
SMART positions you well for your second career:
Security clearance*Higher paying positions are open with a clearance*
Understanding of DoD policies and procedures*Desired and respected experience*
SMART allows you to serve and maintains our technical dominance