Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

Overview

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is part of a highly concentrated effort to improve the flow of new, highly skilled technical labor into the Department of Defense (DoD). The purpose is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics and engineering studies; the DoD is also interested in supporting the education of future scientists and engineers in a number of interdisciplinary areas. SMART Scholars are awarded an annual stipend, full tuition, required fees, health insurance and up to $1000 book allowance per year. The SMART Program will allow individuals to acquire an education in exchange for a period of employment with the Department of Defense. The program is intended for citizens of the United States; students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of award.

Deadline

Dec. 1

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or United Kingdom at time of application.
  • Must be able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories.
  • Must be willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD.
  • Must be a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of award.
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the Smart Program website.

How to Apply

Campus Liaison

Megan Stewart

Past Award Recipients at UB

Year

Name

Award

Field(s) of Study

Hometown

Graduate School

2021

Makenzie Cosgrove

Finalist

Mathematics


University at Buffalo

2017

James Allen

Finalist

Electrical Engineering


University at Buffalo

2017

Marcus Ashford

Finalist

Electrical Engineering


University at Buffalo

2011

Erin Jacklin

Recipient

Electrical Engineering

Buffalo, NY

Columbia and Johns Hopkins University