To learn more about the Ronald V. Dellums Memorial SMART Scholarship (Dellums SMART Scholarship) and to review eligibility requirements of the Dellums SMART Scholarship, visit the About Dellums page.
Review the below scholarship requirements to ensure you are eligible to apply for this life-changing opportunity.
Who can apply?
The SMART application is open August through December of every year, with awards being granted the following spring.
All applicants must be:
a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application,
18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2024
requesting at least 1 year of degree funding prior to graduation (which starts at the program start date),
able to complete at least one summer internship (multi-year scholars only)
willing to accept post-graduation employment with the DoD,
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,
able to produce a fall 2023 college transcript from a regionally accredited US college or university, OR be pursuing a graduate degree at a regionally accredited US college or university.
Active duty military members who wish to apply for the SMART Scholarship must be separated or on terminal leave on or before August 1, 2024 to be eligible. Reserve and National Guard members are eligible to apply. Current ROTC participants with a future service commitment are not eligible to apply
For more information, watch the SMART Eligibility Requirements video.