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Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Internships

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant research areas. Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses. Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses. 10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more. Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. U.S. citizenship required.
Deadline: December 22

James Madison Graduate Fellowships
Each year, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program makes available at least one graduate-level fellowship worth up to $24,000 in each state ($12,000 maximum per academic year). The program emphasizes the framing, principles and history of the Constitution. Current and prospective secondary school teachers of American history, American government and social studies are eligible to apply.

The Winston Salem Foundation
The Foundation offers scholarships with more general eligibility criteria, as well as scholarships with more specific criteria, such as those for students attending specific high schools or colleges or those pursuing certain fields of study.  Some scholarships entail a one-time award, while many are renewable for three additional years.  Additionally, many scholarships are strictly merit-based, while others will also consider family income as a factor.  Most scholarships are designated for students attending Forsyth County high schools, but there are also scholarships designated for students who attend high schools in other locations in our service area.  Some scholarships allow non-Forsyth County residents who attend a Forsyth County high school to qualify as long as they reside in a county in the Foundation’s service area.  The Foundation’s service area includes Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Surry, Stokes, Yadkin and Wilkes counties.  There are two different scholarship application processes: many scholarship applications are made through the Foundation’s Common Application process, while other scholarships utilize their own application process.

Triangle Community Foundation (NC)
Triangle Community Foundation administers a number of endowed and non-endowed scholarship funds established by individual donors and organizations to assist students in continuing their education.

The Tomorrow Fund
The Tomorrow Fund seeks to make higher education more accessible to talented Hispanic students from low-income families in North Carolina through scholarships to help these students bridge their financial aid gaps. Only post-secondary institutions are eligible to apply for this scholarship on behalf of the students enrolled or in the process of enrolling at their school. Institutions may nominate up to five (5) students, and should include previous recipients for renewal the following year if those students have maintained a 2.5 GPA.   If interested, please visit the financial aid office to gather the application materials.

Navy Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program
The Navy Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program (BDCP) provides qualified students who meet the Navy’s physical requirements with up to $54,000 to complete their education. The money is sent directly to the student to spend on tuition, room, board, books, and other expenses. While there are no special requirements for BDCP students during school, they will step directly into a management role as an Officer in the Navy after graduation. For more information, call (800) USA-NAVY.

Best of the Web Scholarship
All U.S. citizens aged 16 or older currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited online or campus college in the United States may apply for a $2,500 scholarship.
Deadline: September 30

JW Surety Bonds Scholarship Program
You may apply for a scholarship of up to $25,000, by writing the most popular post on the corporate blog of JW Surety Bonds.
Deadline: September 30

I’ Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded, based on an essay written from the topic “Do coupons influence your purchasing decisions…why, or why not?”  Applicants must e-mail a written essay of a minimum of 650 words.
Deadline: December 31

Binpress Scholarship for Open Source
Binpress awards five $500 scholarships for students majoring in computer science, who have shown a commitment to the open source community.
Deadline: May 1

TEFL Academy Scholarships
The TEFL Academy awards scholarships to seniors graduating in 2014-15 who are interested in teaching English abroad.
Deadline: August 1 

Belluck & Fox Scholarship Essay Contest
Belluck & Fox, LLP is hosting its third annual $10,000 scholarship essay contest.  Ten different award amounts are granted to deserving students throughout the United States.  The purpose of the scholarship is to assist with educational efforts, as well as raise awareness for Mesothelioma and its effects.
Deadline: September 1 Student Care-Giver Annual Scholarship is offering three $1,500 scholarships to university students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives. Submit your story though a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video telling us about your journey.
Deadline: December 31

Thumbtack Scholarship
A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to learning a new trade that can be turned into a business, learning fundamental business skills (such as marketing and accounting), or deepening the knowledge and capabilities to improve public policy and foster an environment that better serves small business owners and independent professionals.
Deadline: January 31