GW CyberCorps: Scholarships For Service and CyberSecurity Scholarship Program

 
These grants are part of GW's Partnership in Securing Cyberspace through Education and Service (PISCES) program and the Cyber Security Scholarship Program (CySP). 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. A comparison chart outlining the features of these programs can be found here.
 
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. 
 

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. 

GW CyberCorps: Cybersecurity Scholarship Program

Given our increasing reliance on cybersecurity, information technology (IT), the growing threats to information, and information systems and infrastructures, it is critical that the Department of Defense (DoD) protect itself. To do so, the DoD must be staffed with technically savvy personnel. To help achieve this task, the Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) was established. The DoD CySP is sponsored by the DoD Chief Information Office and administered by the National Security Agency (NSA). The objectives of the program are to promote higher education in all disciplines of cybersecurity, to enhance the Department’s ability to recruit and retain cyber and IT specialists, to increase the number of military and civilian personnel in the DoD with this expertise, and ultimately, to enhance the nation’s cyber posture.

As a recruitment tool, the CySP sponsors students who currently are not DoD or government employees who are enrolled in or applying to universities designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity. Following graduation, students are eligible for full-time employment with various components and agencies across the DoD. Students are required to work for the DoD a minimum of one year for each year of scholarship support they receive.

 

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

  • Deadline to be included in the GW application, January 15 of each academic year.

Interested students should contact the Principle Investigator: Professor Rachelle Heller [email protected]wu.edu