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Department of Homeland Security Scholarship Program

Scholarship Provider: Department of Homeland Security
Application Deadline: 01/05/2011/This is the first of the deadlines; see website for details
Description: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Scholarship Program is available to undergraduate students who are majoring in homeland security science, technology, engineering or mathematics (HS-STEM) field which is a STEM field with coursework and/or research relevant to a homeland security research area. The list of eligible fields of study is available at the DHS website and includes Physics and Atmospheric sciences & meteorology.

You must be a U.S. citizen, have not earned a bachelor's degree by the application deadline, and have a minimum 3.3 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Full-time students must be in their second or third year of college at the time of application, and part-time students must have completed at least 45 but no more than 60 semester hours (60 to 75 quarter hours) as of the application deadline. This is a two-year program and you are required to complete a 10-week, continuous, off-campus research internship at a DHS-designated facility during the summer between your first and second year appointments. internship.  This award provides full-tuition and mandatory college fees, as well as $1,000/month for nine months during the academic year and $5,000 for the summer
Scholarship Amount: See Description
Scholarship Website: http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/newpages/scholarship.html
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: Sophomore or Junior
Minority Status Requirement: No Restrictions or Minorities are encouraged to apply
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Awards Given: 1
Length of Award: More Than One Year
Minimum GPA: 3.3 GPA
Other Comments: The website does not specify the number of awards given, however, it appears that there is more than one award available and probably several.  The website is very detailed, however, and you should visit the website and take note of the eligibility requirements and various deadlines.

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
DHS Scholarship Program, MS 36
PO Box 117
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117
Email: dhsed@orau.org <dhsed@orau.org>