U.S. Department of Homeland Security Scholarship

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarships

Am I Eligible?

For the Undergraduate Scholarship program offered through the DHS:  

  • 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.
  • You must be majoring in the physical sciences, mathematical sciences, computer and information sciences, life sciences, social sciences, psychology, selected humanities, or engineering.
  • If you have been attending college full-time, you must be in your second year of college attendance as of the application deadline. 

What Will I Receive?

This scholarship offers both tuition and a stipend:

  • $1,000/month for 9 months during the academic year; $5,000 for the 10-week summer internship
  • Full tuition and mandatory, nonrefundable fees paid



See program website for details.

Additional Information:

  • Appointments are for two years, given satisfactory academic progress and availability of funding.
  • A 10-week, continuous, off-campus research internship at a DHS-designated facility will be required during the summer between your first and second year appointments. 

Faculty Representative:

Dr. Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel