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SMART (Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation) Scholarship

The Science, Mathematics And Research For Transformation Scholarship for Service Program is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Established by the Department of Defense (DoD), recipients participate in summer research internships at a DoD laboratory and are expected to complete a post-graduation employment service as a DoD civilian. In addition to these benefits, participants receive:

  • Full tuition and education related fees
  • Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000-$38,000 depending on degree pursued
  • Health insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
  • Miscellaneous supplies allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  • Mentoring
  • Employment placement after graduation

Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom, 18 years or older, and in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Campus deadline:
VCU contact:
Jeff Wing
Director, National Scholarship Office
(804) 828-6868

Meredith Sisson
Assistant Director, National Scholarship Office
(804) 828-6868
For more information:
Resources for Applicants:
None available
Study abroad:
Freshman, Sophmore, Junior, Senior, Graduate
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

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The Honors College
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Richmond, Virginia 23284-3010
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