DoD Cyber Scholarship

DoD Cyber Scholarship

Program Summary

The Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySP) provides full ride scholarship grants to promote the education, recruitment and retention of qualified and selected students in cybersecurity studies at institutions with National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) designations, including NCAE-CDE (Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education).

Program Fact Sheet

Scholarship Award Coverage

  • Full cost of tuition and fees (including health care) 
  • Annual stipend for room and board 
    • $29,000 for undergraduate students
    • $34,000 for graduate students
  • Allowance for Books/Supplies/Certifications: $1,000 a year
  • One-time Laptop Computer Allowance: $1,650

Minimum Requirements

  • US citizen of 18 years of age or older
  • Rising junior or senior at an undergraduate degree program OR begin the first or second year of a graduate (Master’s) degree program OR pursuing doctoral studies
  • Pursuing a cybersecurity related program 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2 for undergraduate students and 3.5 for graduate students
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Not on a comparable scholarship program
  • Agree to serve 1 year for DoD upon graduation for each year of scholarship received  
  • See more details in Application Background and Requirements
  • Eligible: Contractor employees, traditional National Guard or Reservists, and Transitioning Military who have completely separated

Information Session

  • Online: Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023 at 1pm EST, via Google Meet. Please email Dr. Wang at for an invitation and access link.
  • On Campus: Thursday, Nov 30, 2023 at 4:30pm EST in Wheatley 114.

How to Apply 

Qualified students planning to apply should attend the Information Session for detailed instructions. Individual guidance on completing the application will be provided.


Dr. Ping Wang
NCAE Point of Contact