Part of the $70 million allocated to the Office of University

Programs of the Department of Homeland Security’s Science

and Technology division in the Department of Homeland

Security appropriations bill will go toward the Homeland

Security Scholars and Fellows Program, which provides

scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing

degrees including physical, biological, social and behavioral

sciences.

The program covers tuition and fees for undergrads in

addition to a $1,000/month stipend for nine months,

extendable to two years (graduate fellows get $2,300/month

for one year and can extend to three years). After graduation,

students are encouraged to consider employment offers from

DHS, state and local operational offices, or laboratories,

universities or other affiliated facilities. To find out

more about this program, see the DHS, Office of University

Programs Fact Sheet