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BioSecurity Research and Education Programs at Cal State LA

Director: Dr. Howard Xu

Phone: 323-343-2188



DHS Scholarships

An integral part of the BioSecurity Research and Education Programs at Cal State LA is the awarding of DHS (Department of Homeland Security) BioSecurity Scholarships to highly motivated undergraduates (or incoming undergraduate students) at Cal State LA who are committed to a career in homeland security fields, in particular Biological Security.

Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis for unfilled positions

Scholarship Information:

      Total Number of Scholarships: 6 (for three years)

      Program Dates: May 1, 2009 – April 30, 2012

      For undergraduate students only

      Stipend: $9,000 annually or $750 per month (potentially renewable)

      Commitment: Minimum one year program participation

      Partial tuition reimbursement depending on availability of funds

      Travel: Limited support for traveling to national conferences

      Summer internships: each student will have an opportunity to intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory


      U.S. citizen or permanent resident

      GPA of 3.0 or higher

      Currently full-time undergraduate students at Cal State LA majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields, or full-time students at a community college or high school (senior) who intend to apply for admission at Cal State LA.

      Demonstrated interest (through essays and/or course selection) to pursue a career in homeland security related sciences or engineering fields.