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Financial Support

Engineering Funding Opportunities

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Education Program
This Department of Defense Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students studying in the Science, Mathematics and Engineering fields and provides an annual salary, full tuition, and other normal educational expenses. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and at least 18 years of age. There is an employment obligation to Department of Defense with this education program.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships (NDSEG)
Sponsored by the Department of Defense, these fellowships are targeted for those pursuing a graduate degree in science or engineering. Acceptance in graduate school is not necessary before application, and funds can be used for any accredited graduate institution.

GEM Fellowships
Sponsored by the non-profit National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, the GEM Fellowship programs are designed to offer opportunities for underrepresented minority students to obtain MS degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the natural and physical sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance.

Gates Millennium Scholar
Approximately 1000 awards are given to minority students with financial need. The awards are targeted for undergraduate study in all disciplines or graduate study in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science. Applicants should have outstanding academic qualifications, strong leadership potential, and demonstrate a commitment to community service. Although a nomination by a professional educator is required, students are encouraged to approach faculty or administrators if they have interest in this award.

NASA Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP)
The GSRP program awards fellowships for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development. Applicants are required to contact their anticipated graduate school and find a Research Adviser.

Department of Homeland Security Fellowship
These awards are intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission. DHS realizes that the country’s strong science and technology community provides a critical advantage in the development and implementation of counter-terrorist measures. Areas of study include: physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences including science policy, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.