Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarship Program

*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:

  1. Advanced Data Analysis and Visualization
  2. Biological Threats and Countermeasures
  3. Border Security
  4. Chemical Threats and Countermeasures
  5. Communications and Interoperability
  6. Community, Commerce and Infrastructure Resilience
  7. Emergency Preparedness and Response
  8. Explosives Detection, Mitigation and Response
  9. Food and Agriculture Security
  10. Human Factors
  11. Immigration Studies
  12. Infrastructure Protection
  13. Maritime and Port Security
  14. Natural Disasters and Related Geophysical Studies
  15. Risk, Economics, and Decision Sciences
  16. Social and Behavioral Sciences
  17. 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.


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