Important Updates

SMART (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation) Scholarship


Application Open:

August 1, 2021

Application Deadline:

December 1, 2021


Winners of the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship receive full tuition and fees along with a stipend of $25,000 - $38,000, up to $1,200 for health insurance, up to $1,000 for books, a paid summer internship, and employment with the Department of Defense (DOD) upon graduation. These award amounts are annual and the scholarship can be renewed.


  1. U.S. citizen
  2. Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student
  3. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  4. Be pursuing an eligible major

Candidate Profile

Applicants should have an interest in a research career and upperclassmen should have demonstrated research experience. Applicants should have a desire to work for the DOD, as there is a requirement to work one (1) year with the DOD for each year that the scholarship is received, and recipients are required to work summer internships with the DOD for the duration of the scholarship.

Scholarship Website

Campus Procedure

Applicants may apply directly to the SMART Scholarship through their website. Candidates may schedule advising with Prestigious Scholarship Advisor Scott Palmer by emailing their full availability and CV/resume.