GW CyberCorps: Scholarships For Service and CyberSecurity Scholarship Program

 
GW CyberCorps is 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 is available.
 
Since 2002, over 100 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 citizen
  • At least 18 years old
  • Current GW Student or applicant for next Fall
  • Undergraduate junior or higher with GPA of at least 3.0
  • Graduate student with GPA of at least 3.2
  • GW SFS is not accepting applications from students seeking a law degree at this time

Monetary benefits per year (3 year maximum):

  • Full tuition and fees are paid
  • 9 month stipend of up to $25,000 (undergraduates) or up to $35,000 (graduates), depending on the scholarship
  • Up to $6,000 annual allowance for professional development activities and textbooks (SFS only)
  • $1,500 allowance for textbooks (CySP only)
  • Based on individual needs and access to coverage, up to $2,500 for health insurance costs

Service obligation

  • Internship in cybersecurity (typically during the summer, typically paid)
  • One year of paid government service for each year of the scholarship at a Federal Executive Agency. Upon approval, other possible employers may also include:
    • Federal, state, local, or tribal agencies, public educational institutions
    • Federally funded research and development corporations
    • National laboratories

 

SFS: Applications are being accepted now for the students starting in Fall 2022. More information about the application process is available.

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

Interested students should contact the Cybercorps administrator at [email protected].