DoD Cyber Security Scholarship Program

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.

As of the announcement of the 2018 scholarship award, 11 students from the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences have been awarded this prestigious scholarship. Augusta University students received nearly 20% of the scholarships awarded for the 2018 application period.

Eligibility

  • 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, some DoD Agencies 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 identified CAE colleges or universities listed in this announcement, or enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) at an institution selected by a CAE as a collaborative partner for these purposes
  • You must have completed (or by August 2018 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. 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
  • Undergraduate students must be registered and maintain a full-time course-load.


Benefits

  • All books, tuition, and fees are paid by the scholarship
  • Internship requirements provide hands on experience
  • Stipend for undergraduates: $25,000
  • Stipend for graduate students $30,000
  • Disabled student may receive additional allowances. There are no allowances for dependents.


Apply

Please submit the required documents to cyber@augusta.edu.

Please thoroughly read and review the Application Background and Requirements. For additional information regarding the DoD IASP, please contact Markus Bacha at mbacha@augusta.edu or by calling 706.729.2372.

***The 2018-2019 application process is now closed***  

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service

The purpose of the National Science Foundation's CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program is to increase the number of qualified students entering government cybersecurity positions. Students attending Augusta University or Augusta Technical College with plans to transfer to Augusta University are eligible to apply for this scholarship. 

Students awarded scholarship funds are expected to secure a cybersecurity position at a federal, state, local, or tribal agency with special approval. Awardees must commit to work one year for every year of scholarship assistance (e.g. two years of scholarship funds = minimum of two years of service). Students will be assisted with job placement by the SFS Program Office & Augusta University Cyber Institute. Students are ultimately responsible for securing employment. Failure to do so will result in all scholarship funds converting into a loan that must be repaid. Successful applicants will be awarded starting the Fall 2018 semester and must be full-time students.

Eligibility

  • You must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States. Student must also be prepared to attain high-level security clearances required for potential jobs and internships.
  • You must be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) as a full-time student at Augusta University and be within three years of graduation of a bachelor or master's degree with a cybersecurity focus (e.g. Augusta University's undergraduate Information Technology degree with Cyber Defender/Advanced Cyber Defender certificate, Augusta University's graduate Information Security Management degree, Augusta Technical College's Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity). Minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA & 3.5 cumulative graduate GPA.


Benefits

  • Tuition and fees are paid by the scholarship.
  • A health insurance reimbursement allowance up to $3,000 per year.
  • A professional development allowance of $4,000 (e.g. used to attend SFS Job Fair(s), travel for cyber-related conferences, attain professional certifications).
  • A book allowance of $2,000 per academic year.
  • Internship requirements provide hands on experience.
  • Yearly stipend for undergraduate students: $22,500
  • Yearly stipend for graduate students: $34,000


Apply

For more information or any questions you may have, please email Markus Bacha at mbacha@augusta.edu. Application information coming soon.