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US Dept of Defense – Scholarship-for-Service Program

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US Dept of Defense – Scholarship-for-Service Program


Australian citizens are eligible for the US Department of Defense Scholarship-for-Service Program SMART Scholarships to gain US educational and Defense experience.

Scholarships are available for undergraduate and postgraduate study up to 5 years.

For every year of scholarship, recipients are required to work for the Department of Defense for 1 year after graduation as a civilian employee.  Recipients must also undertake at least 1 summer internship.

Studies must be undertaken in one of 24 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

Applications close 1 December 2023.

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