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Department of Homeland Security Scholarship

Disciplines Purpose Open To Eligibility Endorsement Required
STEM Funding for 2 years of undergraduate study, and a paid summer internship Sophomores U.S. citizen, 3.3+ GPA No

To be considered you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
  • Be in the second or third year of college (full-time) if pursuing an undergraduate degree, or have between 40 and 60 semester hours (part-time)
  • Be studying in a homeland security related science, technology, engineering or mathematics field with an interest, major, or concentration directly related to one of the Department of Homeland Security’s research areas
  • Be available to participate for ten consecutive weeks full-time during the summer

Required items to apply:

  • Completed application form
  • Two references
  • Transcript(s) from all postsecondary institution(s) attended
  • Copy of birth certificate—only required for U.S. citizens by birth without a current or expired U.S. passport

For more information, visit the Department of Homeland Security Scholarship website.


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Michael Gehring

Department of Homeland Security Scholarship
Awarded - 2002-2003

Ellyn Schuette

Ellyn Schuette

Department of Homeland Security Scholarship
Awarded - 2002-2003
For a complete list of all awardees, including Honorable Mentions and Finalists, see All Awardees.
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