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DHS Scholarship Program

Ready to make an impact?  Click here to get startedThe DHS Scholarship Program provides individual scholarships to support undergraduate students pursuing degrees in homeland security-focused courses of study.

Program Length and Salary

Up to three years. A one-year, post-completion service commitment is required.


Varying locations across the U.S.


Science and Technology Directorate

Eligibility Requirements

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

Detailed information and eligibility requirements available at the DHS Scholarship Program page.

Application Requirements and How to Apply

Required items:

  • 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 additional information about application requirements and how to apply, email

Who to Contact for Additional Information

For more information on the DHS Scholarship Program, please e-mail with "DHS Scholarship Program" in the subject line. 

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