Student Opportunities


The ERDC participates in several Scholarship Programs:

Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) – (Undergraduates, MS, PhD) DoD Scholarship for Service Program – The SMART Defense Education Program is part of a concentrated effort to improve the flow of new, highly skilled technical labor into DoD laboratories and agencies and to enhance the technical skills of the workforce already in place.  DoD offers scholarships to undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for training and education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Scholarship for Services (SFS) (Undergraduate, MS, PhD):  is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that fully fund the typical costs that students pay for books, tuition, and room and board while attending an approved institution of higher learning. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation.