The National SMART Grant, short for the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talents Grant, is another federal education grant that is made possible by the Department of Education.
It is geared towards providing students who have excelled in certain math, science, and technology curriculums with aid during their third and fourth years of undergraduate study.
Included here are some quick points about the National Smart Grant:
- It is given to undergraduate students in their third and fourth years of undergraduate study
- Students must receive a Pell Grant during each year they are to be awarded a SMART Grant
- Award amounts can total up to 4,000 dollars
- Students must gain eligibility by achieving academically during their first two years of undergraduate study
- Strictly non-liberal arts majors are able to qualify
- Students must apply via the FAFSA
Final Statements on the National SMART Grant
This federal grant program is great for any student who is able to qualify for the Pell Grant award, and is able to demonstrate the appropriate level of academic achievement during their first two years of undergraduate study.
Just keep in mind that it can only by given to students who are enrolled in certain math, science, and technology curriculums, so English or history majors need not worry about become eligible.