Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarship Program

 
Description: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) realizes that the country's strong science and technology community provides a critical advantage in the development and implementation of counter-terrorist measures and other DHS objectives. The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission. This education program is intended to ensure a diverse and highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives. Areas of study that are eligible include: physical sciences, mathematical sciences, computer and information sciences, life sciences, social sciences, psychology, selected humanities, and engineering.
 
Dollar Value: $l,000/month for 9 months during the academic year; $5,000 for the 10-week summer internship. Full tuition and mandatory, nonrefundable fees paid
 
Number of Scholarships: Unspecified.
 
Eligibility:
  • You must be a U.S. citizen as of the application deadline.
  • You must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale, averaged over all institutions attended,
  • You must be majoring in the physical sciences, mathematical sciences, computer and information sciences, life sciences, social sciences, psychology, selected humanities, or engineering. See Fields of Study List.
  • If you have been attending college full-time, you must be in your second year of college attendance as of the application deadline.
  • If you have attended college on a part-time basis since completing high school, you must have completed a total of at least 45 but no more than 60 semester hours (60 to 75 quarter hours) as of the application deadline.
  • If you have earned a bachelor's degree as of the application deadline, you are ineligible.
Application Procedures: Applications will be evaluated by a panel of scientists and engineers who are experts in one or more of the supported fields, based on the student's academic record and submitted test scores, reference reports, proposed research essay and contribution to DHS essay.
 
Deadlines: January 5, 2011
 
Contact Information:
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program
PO Box 117 MS 36, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117
Phone: 206-221-6023
 
Fellowships Coordinator:
Name: Scott Handley, Honors College, University Hall 212
Phone: 417.836.6371