To be eligible for this program, students must:

Undergraduate Students

  • Be enrolled full-time at an eligible 4-year Minority Serving Institution as a sophomore, junior or senior as of the application deadline and plan to be enrolled full-time in Fall 2017 as an undergraduate at an eligible 4-year Minority Serving Institution.
  • Be enrolled full-time at an eligible 2-year Minority Serving Institution defined under Institution Eligibility as an MSI during the 2016-2017 year and plan to be enrolled full-time in Fall 2017 as a junior at an eligible 4-year Minority Serving Institution. Applicant must provide proof of application to a 4-year Minority Serving Institution by March 1, 2017.

Rising Graduate Students

Be enrolled at a Minority Serving Institution defined under Institution Eligibility as an MSI as a senior as of the application deadline and plan to be enrolled full-time in Fall 2017 in a graduate program in an academic discipline related to a DHS Research Area. Applicant must provide proof of application to a graduate program at an eligible Minority Serving Institution by March 1, 2017.

Graduate Students

Be enrolled full-time in a graduate program at an eligible Minority Serving Institution defined under Institution Eligibility as an MSI and plan to be enrolled full-time in Fall 2017 in a graduate program in a discipline relevant to a DHS Research Area. Graduate students completing the degree prior to the expected appointment start date are not eligible to participate.