All awardees must be;
- a U.S. citizen at time of application,
- 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2015,
- able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
- willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
- a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and,
- pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.
*Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED. Current high school students are not eligible to apply.
**Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2015 term.
*Students who are currently Freshman or enrolled in a First Year Associate’s Program applicants must report an ACT or SAT Reasoning Test Score. Subject tests are not required. In addition, individuals who apply during their Freshman/First Year must obtain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the fall academic term of their Freshman/First Year. Freshman/First Year Associate’s Program applicants will be required to submit an official transcript reflecting their fall academic term grades to establish compliance with this requirement.
**Graduate applicants must have taken the GRE and test scores must be reportable by ETS. Subject tests are not required.
All applicants are required to submit applications online by 11:59 P.M EST, December 15, 2014. All supporting materials including references and test scores must be received by December 15, 2014. Notifications of awards are expected to be made in March 2015. Application materials are not returned to applicants. Applicants must click the “Submit Application” button to submit the application. The following information may be useful in planning and preparing your application.
Important Information to Know Before Applying
Applicants will need to register for a new account before they will be able to start the application. The applicant will input their name and email address and choose a password.
A sidebar is located at the left of each application page. Use this sidebar to navigate the application. Applicants may complete the application sections in any order. At any time, the applicant may click on the “Application Status” link in the sidebar to view information about how much of the application is complete. These are the areas of the application:
- Privacy Act Statement
- Contact Information
- Citizenship and Demographics
- Academic Background
- Proposed Area of Study
- Placement Preferences
- Professional Experiences
- Summary of Goals
- Interests and Research Explanation
- Community and Volunteer Work
- Leadership Experiences
- Teamwork Experiences
- Publications & Presentations
- Awards & Honors
- GRE Scores
- SAT/ACT Scores
- How Did You Hear About SMART?
- DoD Educational Programs
- Submission of Application
All applicants are required to submit applications online by 11:59 P.M EST, December 15, 2014. All supporting materials must be received by December 15, 2014. Monitor the application’s status to ensure ASEE receives the reference forms, transcripts, and any required test scores. As stated above, applicants must click the “Submit Application” button before 11:59 P.M EST, December 15, 2014 in order to submit the application.
All responses can be changed prior to submission. This allows applicants to save an application-in-progress and return to the application to correct errors and omissions.
Note: Java Script must be enabled on your browser to ensure the best performance of the application. You can find instructions to enable Java Script at http://www.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=23852.