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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Scholarship

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The Department of Homeland Security designed the DHS H-STEM Summer Internship Program for students wishing to advance scientific and technologal innovations that are applicable to the national effort to secure and protect our country, according to the DHS mission. Eligible areas of study are the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields directly related to homeland security (HS-STEM).

The program provides the opportunity to conduct research at federal research facilities located across the country. The program's goal is "to engage a diverse, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM issues and to promote long-term relationships between student researchers, DHS, and federal research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce."

Award Details

Undergraduates receive an award of $5000 for the 10 week internship period (at $500 per week).


Applicant must...

  • be a U.S. citizen
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher
  • be majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field relative to homeland security (HS-STEM)
  • be a sophomore or junior at the time of application (and a junior or senior by fall 2014)

Additional Notes

DHS Scholars are required to perform full-time service for one year in a related HS-STEM field.


External deadline: January 2014 (TBA)

Campus deadline:

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