Additional cybersecurity scholarships
may be available!

Undergraduate – full tuition, $22,500 stipend
Graduate – full tuition, $30,000 stipend

US citizens only.  Must work for US Defense Department as a civilian employee upon completion of studies at an agency of their choosing.  For more details and application, click here

Contact Professor Rachelle Heller for complete application details:

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. Federal 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, 70 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. For a full list of agencies who have hired our CyberCorps graduates, click here.PDF

The scholarship covers 100% of GW tuition and fees. The scholarship also includes a stipend of between $22,500 and $34,000 per year for living expenses and a $4,000 annual allowance for professional development and a $2,000 allowance for textbooks. More information.PDF

Eligibility requirements:

  • United States Citizens or lawful permanent residents
  • 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

This program is also open to selected sophomores who are full-time students at Anne Arundel, Prince George's, and Northern Virginia Community Colleges. Click here for more information.