The SMART Program provides STEM students with the tools needed to pursue higher education and begin a career with the Department of Defense. With a full scholarship, students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees will be able to focus on complex research to further the DoD's mission and create lasting impact. SMART is a one-for-one commitment; for every year of degree funding, the scholar commits to working for a year with the DoD as a civilian employee. Summer interships prepare scholars for full-time employment and get them accustomed to working with the DoD.
SMART offers a large package of benefits to qualified candidates.