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.
Georgia Congressman Rick Allen was one of several members of Congress in support of what is now known as the Department of Defense Cybersecurity Scholarship Act of 2017, citing a desire to support students pursuing their passion.
"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)
Please submit a complete paper application (linked below) to Markus Bacha in University
Hall, Room 127. Walk-in appointments will be available to submit your application
on January 15th and January 19th from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm and 2:15 until 4:00 pm.
Email Mr. Bacha to set up an appointment if you want to submit your application prior to January