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DHS Scholarship Program

Program Name
DHS Scholarship Program
The 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. 


Last Published Date: February 7, 2014
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