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SOAR, Scholarships and Other Award Resources, is a searchable online database of funding opportunities for current students at all levels as well as recent graduates. Please review the recommendations below for conducting a search based on your needs, interests and eligibility.

SMART Scholarship

The Department of Defense SMART Scholarships support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD labs. Full tuition and fees, a stipend, paid summer internships, health insurance, and mentoring are provided. Recipients agree to work for the DoD after graduation one year for each academic year of support received.

Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA at the time of award.

Supported fields include:
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
Computer and Computational Sciences and Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering (technical tracks only)
Information Sciences
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Operations Research (technical tracks only)


late November

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: At any stage

Graduate: At any stage

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Undergraduate)
Academic Year (Graduate)
Summer (Undergraduate)
Summer (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences, In

Additional Qualifications:
A citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application

Last Updated:
July 23, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17