Cyber Scholarship Program: Don't Miss This Prestigious Opportunity for Students

October 23, 2023

Picture this: a full scholarship package enabling you to complete your cybersecurity education without being hampered by financial burdens.

In addition, a generous stipend covers room and board.

And the assurance of federal government employment after graduation.

All this is possible through the Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP), available to students at DHS and NSA-designated Centers of Excellence in cybersecurity education, including Capitol. But don't let time slip by: the application deadline is soon. Here's how the CySP works:

Students chosen for this prestigious opportunity receive full scholarship packages, including undergraduate or graduation tuition and a stipend ($27,000 undergraduate and $32,000 graduate) for room and board.

In exchange for each year they receive the scholarship, recipients agree to provide one year of paid cybersecurity work for the federal government after graduation.

You must apply through the university and complete the CySP application online. The online Application opens for new and returning recruitment students on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. The deadline for completed CySP applications is Tuesday, February 1, 2024. Completed applications to Capitol must be submitted with unofficial transcripts and 2 letters of reference from faculty or employers. The application includes a competency statement related to six areas of cybersecurity competency. 

View Capitol's online application for admissions.

View the DoD online application for the CySP Scholarship.


All applicants will present on their knowledge and ability in the six competency areas via Zoom. The selection panel representatives will interview all applicants immediately following their presentation. Presentation/Interview sessions will occur between February 5, 2024 and February 12, 2024. Notification of selection for nomination will be made to students by February 16, 2024. 

The nominated student list will be submitted to the DoD CySP Program by the deadline of February 28, 2024. The DoD CySP will make the final selections and notification by April 12, 2024.

Completed applications should be received by midnight February 1, 2024.

Interested in applying? 
For more information on CySP and the application process, contact Dr. Kellep Charles at or Dr. William Butler at