GW CyberCorps: Scholarships For Service


Each fall, approximately a dozen students pursue their bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees with federal funding from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security. These grants are part of GW's Partnership in Securing Cyberspace through Education and Service (PISCES) program. Government funding provides full scholarships (tuition, books, stipend, and professional development allowance) for students to study cybersecurity at GW for up to three years. After completing their coursework, students will help protect the nation's information infrastructure by working as security experts in a government agency for at least the amount of time they have been supported by this program. Since 2002, 88 students have graduated with help from this program, earning degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, engineering management, forensic sciences, business administration, information systems technology management, national security studies, and public policy. They have gone on to work at numerous government agencies, national laboratories, and federally funded research and development corporations. A full list of agencies who have hired our CyberCorps graduates is available for viewing. 

The scholarship covers 100% of GW tuition and fees. The scholarship also includes a stipend of between $25,000 and $35,000 per year for living expenses and a $4,000 annual allowance for professional development and a $2,000 allowance for textbooks. More information.

Eligibility requirements:

  • United States Citizens
  • Current GW Student or applicant for next Fall (GW admissions application must be submitted before scholarship application)
  • 18 years or older
  • Undergraduate Juniors or higher (including graduate students)
  • Undergraduate applicants must have GPA of at least 3.0
  • Graduate applicants must have GPA of at least 3.2

Applications are being accepted now for the students starting in Fall 2021. Click here for more information about the application process.