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DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program

Scholarship Provider: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Application Deadline: 01/06/2009
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, and engineering.
Scholarship Amount: Full tuition+stipend
Scholarship Website: http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/
Applicant Class Requirement: Sophomore
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Awards Given: 51-100
Length of Award: More Than One Year
Minimum GPA: 3.30
Other Comments: * A 10-week, continuous, off-campus research internship at DHS or a DHS-affiliated facility will be required during the summer between your first and second year appointments. Internship placement will be coordinated through this program.
    * A one-year, full-time service requirement in a relevant HS-STEM field will be required. This requirement will be fulfilled with paid employment that you will secure through traditional job search techniques. The work done during this service must be applicable to one of the 16 homeland security research areas. The one-year service commitment must be served at a DHS-approved STEM venue and must be completed within two years of your final stipend payment. Options for completing this service requirement at a DHS-approved STEM venue include full-time service for: (1) one continuous year; or (2) two six-month periods at no more than two locations.

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Martha Payne
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
1299 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Email: martha.payne@orau.org
Phone: (865) 576-8233