National SMART Grant


What is a National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant)?

This grant program is for full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled in the third or fourth academic year* of undergraduate study. The award is for up to $4,000 for each of the third and fourth academic years.


National SMART Grant Requirements

To receive a National SMART Grant, a student must:

  • receive a Federal Pell Grant during the same award year;
  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be a full-time student in his or her third or fourth academic year* of an undergraduate degree program;
  • be pursuing a major in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, engineering or a critical foreign language; and
  • have at least a 3.0 grade point average as of the end of the second award year and continue to maintain a 3.0 GPA that must be checked prior to the beginning of each payment period (e.g., semester).


Click HERE for a list of National SMART Grant eligible majors