The Department of Defense's (DoD) Cyber Security Scholarship Program (CySP) is open
to Augusta University students enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of undergraduate education,
and current or prospective students in AU's Masters program.
The purpose of the program is to increase the number of qualified students entering
the fields of information assurance, information technology, and cybersecurity to
meet the DoD's increasing dependence on cybersecurity for war fighting and the security
of its information infrastructure.
Since 2017, Augusta University has received over $1.5 million in scholarship funding from the Department of Defense. Seventeen students have received
this prestigious scholarship, including five multi-year recipients.
"I have always said we must encourage students to find their passions early on and
allow those interests to be carried on throughout their educational careers – the
cyber industry is yet another example...Augusta University is leading educational innovation in my district to prepare the
next generation of cyber warriors. Investing in future generations makes it possible
to field the cyber threats of today, tomorrow and years to come.
- Rick Allen (R-GA)
You must be 18 years of age or older.
You must be a citizen of the United States at the time of application. Note, if family
members are not U.S. Citizens, someDoDAgencies may be unable to process the applicant (student) to the security clearance
level required. Every effort will be made to assign eligible students at an Agency
without such restrictions.
You must be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in one of the identifiedCAEcolleges or universities listed in this announcement, or enrolled (or accepted for
enrollment) at an institution selected by aCAEas a collaborative partner for these purposes.
You must have completed (or by August 2022 will have completed) at a minimum the first
two years of an undergraduate degree program and be eligible to (a) begin either the
third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree program in cybersecurity; or (b) begin
the first or second year of a Master's degree program in Information Security Management
or Computer Science. You must be pursuing a course of study and/or have a declared
major in one of the scientific, technical, or managerial disciplines related to cybersecurity
or with a concentration in cybersecurity.
Students must have successfully completed either CYBR 2600, AIST 6510, CSCI 3400 or
a transfer equivalent of one of those courses with a 'C' or better.
Students must be registered and maintain a full-time course-load.
All tuition and fees are paid by the scholarship
Book and computer allowance provided
Internship requirements provide hands on experience
Stipend for undergraduates: $25,000
Stipend for graduate students $30,000
Disabled students may receive additional allowances. There are no allowances for dependents.