Applications open thru June 15, 2020 for Indiana Department of Homeland Security Scholarships

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SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Indiana college students who volunteer with a public safety organization can now apply for the FY 2021 round of the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation scholarship.

The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation scholarship offers higher education financial assistance for Indiana students who wish to pursue a degree.

A full-time student with at least 12 credit hours per semester is eligible for a $2,000 scholarship and a part-time student with at least six hours per semester is eligible for a $1,000 scholarship.  The scholarship must be used during the awarded school year, and the funds are intended solely to reimburse eligible student educational expenses.

Eligible applicants include Indiana residents who are an incoming or continuing student who:

  • Attends or will be attending an accredited Indiana college.
  • Must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Volunteers at a public safety organization such as fire, law enforcement, emergency management or emergency medical services (validated by chief executive). The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation board will determine compliance eligibility. For more information on the compliance of an organization contact grants@dhs.in.gov.

Applications are due by June 15, 2020, at 5 p.m. Eastern. For more information, or to sign up for email updates about the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation scholarship, visit the IDHS website at dhs.in.gov/foundationscholarship.htm

For help or questions, please enter a Grants Support Ticket.

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Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Established in 2005, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) leads the way to a safer and more secure Indiana. With jurisdictions involving emergency management, building code enforcement, as well as training and certification for first responders around the state, IDHS works around the clock to protect the people, property and prosperity of Indiana. For more information about IDHS, visit dhs.in.gov.