For the second year, the Department of Homeland Security awarded more than a hundred math, science and engineering students full tuition and a monthly stipend to pursue academics aimed at improving the nation's security.
Known as the DHS Scholars and Fellows Program, the initiative grants college juniors with full tuition and a $1,000 monthly stipend and graduate students with full tuition and a $2,300 stipend. Both students are expected to perform a summer internship.
While it won't solve the expected shortfall of technical graduates in the United states, this year more than 900 applications were reviewed by science and technology experts. The recipients come from 73 different colleges and universities in 37 different states.