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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.

Location

Varying locations across the U.S.

Component

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 studentprograms@hq.dhs.gov.

Who to Contact for Additional Information

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

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