*This program has been discontinued
The Department of Homeland Security Scholarships are intended for students interested in pursuing STEM research that can be applied to the DHS mission. This includes studies in the following fields:
- Advanced Data Analysis and Visualization
- Biological Threats and Countermeasures
- Border Security
- Chemical Threats and Countermeasures
- Communications and Interoperability
- Community, Commerce and Infrastructure Resilience
- Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Explosives Detection, Mitigation and Response
- Food and Agriculture Security
- Human Factors
- Immigration Studies
- Infrastructure Protection
- Maritime and Port Security
- Natural Disasters and Related Geophysical Studies
- Risk, Economics, and Decision Sciences
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Transportation Security
These awards are for undergraduate study only, and they come with a tuition scholarship as well as a $1,000 a month stipend. In addition to this, there is a mandatory 10-week summer internship that comes with a $5,000 stipend.
The application deadline for next year has not yet been announced, but will likely fall in January 2012.
There is a mandatory one year, full-time service requirement in a STEM related Homeland Security field once you have completed your degree.
The program is a two year duration, so you should apply in your sophomore year if you are on the four year plan, and your junior year if you plan on graduating in five years.