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Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program

Goes By: CYSP

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


DoD Cyber Scholarship (CYSP) Deadline
Thursday, February 1, 2024
11:59 p.m. EST

About this Fellowship

The DoD Cyber Scholarship Program promotes the education, recruitment, and retention of rising second-year NCAE-C community college, junior and senior undergraduate, and graduate/doctoral students in cybersecurity studies.

Scholarships require the student to agree to serve one year of service to the DoD, upon graduation, for each year or partial year of scholarship received. An opportunity also exists for scholarship payback through military service.

Individuals choosing to enlist or accept a commission to serve on active duty in one of the Military Services shall incur a service obligation of a minimum of 4 years on active duty in that Service upon graduation.

During breaks in their academic studies, DoD CySP Scholars will receive progressive, hands-on experience through internships with their selecting DoD Agency.

In return, scholars must agree to some restrictions and obligations regarding curriculum, GPA, and pre- and post-program employment.

If all conditions are met, DoD CySP Scholars will receive full-time conditional/permanent positions in Components of the DoD upon program completion.

Award Value

Scholars receive a stipend ($27,000 - undergraduate, $32,000- masters/doctoral), full cost of tuition, books (from the institution/degree specific required book list, not books which are optional for the class), required fees (including institutionally provided health care), a one-time laptop/computer purchase, and travel support to attend a cyber-related conference. The stipend levels are $27,000 for undergraduate students and $32,000 for graduate (Master’s/PhD) students.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: December 20, 2022

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