Augusta University’s School of Computer and Cyber Sciences was awarded a grant from the Department of Defense in the amount of $486,378 to award scholarships to several students within the DoD Cyber Security Scholarship Program (DoD CySP). The purpose of the DoD CySP 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 be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree program in cybersecurity or the first or second year of a master’s degree program in information security management. Applicants must also be an enrolled student at an institution designated as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE). Augusta University is a designated CAE in Cyber Defense by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency since 2016.
“This is the third year in a row that we’ve received this highly competitive award, showing the continued recognition of the quality of our academic programs. We congratulate the five students who have been awarded scholarships this year,” said Alex Schwarzmann, Dean of the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences.
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, with the 2019 scholarship award, Augusta University has received over $1 million in scholarship funding from the DoD.