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Website: http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/SmartGrants.jsp

Who's Eligible: 3rd, 4th, and 5th year undergrads

Award Amount: Up to $4,000, renewable for up to 2 years

Due Date: Varies


It is no secret that the US is lagging in math and science. This grant tries to eliminate that problem. Designed for students majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, engineering or a critical foreign language (the complete list of eligible majors is available here), these government grants are designed to give motivated students a little financial help. To qualify, students must be attending college at least half time, be eligible for the Pell Grant, and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. The first step to applying for a SMART Grant is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid available at fafsa.ed.gov.

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