Full Name:Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Undergraduate Scholarship
Course of Study:Science, Technology, Math
Campus Due Date:
- 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 Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission (to lead the unified national effort to secure the country and preserve our freedoms).
- This education program is intended to ensure a highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives.
- Must be nominated by Franklin College.
- Must be a U.S. citizen as of the application deadline.
- Must be in your second year of college attendance as of the application deadline
- You must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale, averaged over all U.S. institutions attended, including fall 2009 grades if enrolled during that term.
- You must be majoring in a 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.
- If you have any commitments such as active military service, a co-op program, or study abroad that would prevent you from attending school full-time, attending the fall 2010 DHS Career Development Conference and participating full-time in a 10-week internship during the summer of 2011, or completing the homeland security service requirement following receipt of your degree, you are ineligible.
- $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
- Campus deadline: Please submit all required application materilas to the campus representative by 5pm on November 14, 2012.
- Application deadline:
- Online application form including all essay questions: January 5, 2013, 11:59 EST. No paper or e-mail attachments accepted.
- Two (2) online reference report forms: January 12, 2013, 11:59 p.m. EST. No paper or e-mail attachments accepted.
- An official academic transcript from all postsecondary institutions attended, including fall 2009 grades if enrolled: January 12, 2013 (Note this is a postmark deadline, not a receipt deadline)
- A copy of your birth certificate If you are a U.S. citizen by birth and do not have a U.S. passport (current or expired): January 12, 2011 (Note this is a postmark deadline, not a receipt deadline)
- Academic Record: Transcripts
- Reference Reports:
The best reference reports come from professors who know the applicant and can make an informed judgment about the applicant’s fitness for the proposed program of study.
- SAT or ACT Test Scores (self-reported on your electronic application)
- Research Experience Essay
- Current Research Interests Essay
- Homeland Security Service Essay
Franklin College Contact:
Dr. Hisaya Kitaoka
- See website for details of Homeland security research areas and Fields of study.
- You must be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university located in the United States or its territories during your appointment However, this condition would not prohibit a student from doing some of their study or research at a foreign institution, with approval from DHS.