The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, also known as the National SMART Grant, is available during the third and fourth years of undergraduate study to full-time students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who are majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, engineering, or in a foreign language determined critical to national security. The student must also have maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in coursework required for the major. The National SMART Grant award is in addition to the student's Pell Grant award.

DISCIPLINES SUPPORTED

Physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, engineering, or a foreign language determined critical to national security.

AWARD

Up to $4,000 for each of the third and fourth years of undergraduate study to full-time students who qualify.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and a Federal Pell Grant recipient.
  • Be enrolled full-time in a degree program in a four-year degree-granting institution.
  • Major in physical, life or computer science, engineering, mathematics, technology, or a critical foreign language.
  • Have at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (as set forth in regulations to be promulgated soon).
DEADLINES

Must complete the FAFSA application on time.

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