Attend An Information Session On Jan 11, 2019 At Ua South Or Via Zoom Starting At 6:00Pm
Cybersecurity is considered so important to our national defense that a formal DoD CySP was established by the National Defense Authorization Act for 2001 (Public Law 106- 398). The purpose is to promote the education, recruitment, and retention of rising junior and senior undergraduate and graduate/doctoral students in cybersecurity studies. In 2018, the program was renamed the DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySP).
The DoD is seeking rising junior and senior (third and fourth year) undergraduate and graduate/ doctoral students who are interested in full-ride scholarships for concentrated studies in cybersecurity and other cyber-related disciplines. Students selected for the program will receive full scholarships. This requires the student to agree to serve one year of service to the DoD, upon graduation, for each year or partial year of scholarship received, in addition to the internship identified below. An opportunity also exists for scholarship payback through military service. Individuals choosing to enlist or accept a commission to serve on active duty in one of the Military Services shall incur a service obligation of a minimum of 4 years on active duty in that Service upon graduation. The Military Services may establish a service obligation longer than 4 years, depending on the occupational specialty and type of enlistment or commissioning program selected. Traditional Guardsmen and Reserve Soldiers are eligible to apply. Scholarship payback for this group is two years of service for each year of scholarship received.
During breaks in their academic studies, Cyber Scholars will receive progressive, hands-on experience in information security internships. In return, scholars must agree to some restrictions and obligations regarding curriculum, GPA, and pre- and post- program employment. If all conditions are met, Cyber Scholars will receive full-time conditional/permanent positions in Components of the DoD upon program completion.
Due to the quality of our degree program and our recognition as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations, the University of Arizona Cyber Operations Program has been invited by the Department of Defense (DoD) to apply for the Cyber Scholarship Program. This provides an amazing opportunity for our students who are planning careers with the federal government to have their education funded through grants (grants are not like loans – they do not need to be repaid).
This grant, if awarded will provide students a $25,000 annual stipend(undergrad)/$30,000 (Graduate), funding for books, fees and professional development AND WILL COVER THE COST OF YOUR TUITION TO COMPLETE YOUR CYBER DEGREE!!!
Cyber Scholarship Program Student Benefits:
- Grant funds to cover full tuition and mandatory fees
- Grant funds for a $25,000 annual stipend (Undergrad), $30,000 (Grad Student)
- Grant funds to be used for books, professional development, attendance at conferences, etc.
Cyber Scholarship Program Student Responsibilities:
- Students who receive the scholarship are required to work in government service for the same amount of time for which they were funded (so, if you are funded for two years, you are required to work for a governmental agency for two years
- Eligible government service must be with a DoD agency, such as NSA or DISA.
- Work a summer internship with one of the affiliated agencies
- Must be eligible for DoD employment (including being a US Citizen or Permanent Resident)
For more information or questions send an email to CySP@email.arizona.edu Hurry, deadline is approaching – Jan 21, 2019!