The Department of Defense provides a variety of opportunities that enable students to pursue STEM education through fellowships, grants and tuition-for-service programs.

 

Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Check Eligibility

Grades: Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student

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For undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in STEM disciplines, the Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship is an opportunity to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Students pursuing degrees related engineering, science, mathematics, architecture, oceanography and operations research are encouraged to apply. LEARN MORE

 

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Check Eligibility

Grades: Graduate Student

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For those pursuing a doctoral degree in a STEM discipline, the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) fellowship confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance (this excludes dental and vision insurance). LEARN MORE

 

Travel Awards Check Eligibility

Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student

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The travel award is designed to encourage AEOP program participants and alumni to engage in scientific meetings and technical symposia to showcase their STEM research. LEARN MORE