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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Scholarship

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Scholarship is a Scholarship sponsored by OakRidge Institute for Science and Education.

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Full Tuition, plus an additional $1,000 month stipend is paid for the junior and senior years, and a $5,000 stipend is paid for the mandatory summer internship between junior and senior years.
Requirements: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum GPA of 3.3 and must agree to participate in a 10 week summer internship after junior year. The application requires two essays and two letters of recommendation. The essays must demonstrate a connection between the student's academic interests and the mission of the Dept. of Homeland Security.
Eligibility: College sophomore

Sponsorship provided by:

OakRidge Institute for Science and Education
Box 117, Mailstop 36
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117
USA
Phone Number: 865 576 8233

You can find out more by contacting:

Martha Payne

Box 117, Mailstop 36
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117
US
Phone Number: 865 576 8233

One may find it helpful to investigate any material provided for the scholarship. Getting the greatest odds of success can be attained by initially researching the prerequisites and knowing if you fulfill them. A good first step is to seek to understand the particular aims of the OakRidge Institute for Science and Education and their goals for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Scholarship. If you meet the requirements, verify that there is a reasonable chance to obtain the scholarship. Upon determining that you have a decent shot that you can be awarded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Scholarship, then it is useful to fill out an application.

A vital part of working toward obtaining the scholarship is filling out the application correctly. Some forms are long and boring, but take the time to make sure that your work was done accurately and without omission. It would be awful to get passed over on a technicality.

After the required forms have been mailed, figure out the timeframe regarding when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Scholarship makes payment of the resources so you'll be aware of whether or not you can rely on the scholarship to assist with any bills associated with your education and how it will help you out, as there may be restrictions on what expenses are covered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Scholarship. You might find it challenging to be able to take care of all of your financial needs, and obtaining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Scholarship as a supplement to your own resources is often invaluable. If you don't end up getting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Scholarship, keep at it, search for additional scholarships that you can hopefully get.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015

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