Congratulations to five School of Computer and Cyber Sciences students who have been awarded the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship (DoD CySP) for 2019.
The purpose of the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship program is to increase the number of qualified students entering the fields of information assurance, information technology, and cybersecurity to meet the DoD’s increasing dependence on cybersecurity for warfighting and the security of its information infrastructure.
To qualify for this scholarship:
- Students must be at least 18 years old
- Students must be a U.S. citizen
- Students must be enrolled in a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) institution
- Students must have completed at minimum the first two years of an undergraduate degree program and be eligible to begin the third or fourth year of an undergraduate program in cybersecurity; or begin the first or second year of a master’s degree program in Information Security Management
All books, tuition and fees are paid for by the scholarship. Scholarship recipients are also awarded one year of work with a Department of Defense agency. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and students are encouraged to re-apply yearly.
The Department of Defense awards 50 scholarships nationwide to students annually. In 2018, Augusta University boasted nearly 20% of the scholarships awarded, with nine of our students receiving scholarships.
Since 2017, the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences has had 12 students receive this prestigious scholarship, including four multi-year recipients of the scholarship. In total, DoD CySP recipients from Augusta University have received over $1 million in scholarship funding.