Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Scholarship
The Department of Homeland Security designed the DHS Scholarship 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). In addition to academic studies, scholars are required to participate in a 10-week off-campus internship.
Appointments are 2 years in duration, consisting of 2 consecutive academic years and a 10-week off-campus research internship at a DHS or DHS-affiliated facility during the summer between the first and second year. The appointment includes full tuition, plus the payment of all institution fees, and offers a stipend of $1,000 per month during the academic year, with an additional $5,000 for the 10-week summer internship.
- 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 of sophomore ranking, between 45 and 60 course credits (students in their third-year may apply if participating in an accredited five-year academic program)
DHS Scholars are required to perform full-time service for one year in a related HS-STEM field.
External deadline: January 2011 (TBA)