Loyola University Chicago

Fellowship Office

DoD SMART Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 1, 2023

Application website: https://www.smartscholarship.org/smart/en

DoD SMART Scholarship:

  • Undergraduate AND graduate students
  • Full tuition
  • Annual stipend
  • Summer Research Internships
  • Guaranteed employment at a DoD facility upon graduation
  • Mentor from a DoD facility


  • a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application
  • requesting at least 1 year of degree funding prior to graduation (which starts at the program start date)
  • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale,
  • pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the 24 STEM disciplines listed below

STEM disciplines

  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biosciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geosciences
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Information Sciences
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Operations Research
  • Physics
  • Software Engineering