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

October 1, 2022

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

In addition, a generous stipend covering room and board.

And the assurance of federal government employment after graduation.

All this is possible through the DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySP), which is available to students at National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity, including Capitol. But don’t let time slip by: the application deadline is coming soon. Here’s how the DoD CySP works.

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

In exchange, for each year that 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. The required DoD CySP application form will be provided in January 2023. The deadline for completed DoD CySP applications is Tuesday, February 1, 2023. 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. Check back here for updates in January 2023.

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All applicants will present on their knowledge and ability in the six competency areas via Adobe Connect. The selection panel representatives will interview all applicants immediately following their presentation. Presentation/Interview sessions will occur between February 6, 2023 and February 10, 2023. Notification of selection for nomination will be made to students by February 17, 2023. 

The nominated student list will be submitted to the DoD CySP Program by the deadline of February 28, 2023. The DoD CySP will make the final selections and notification by April 6, 2023.

Completed applications should be received by midnight February 1, 2023.

Interested in applying? You can apply via the AVUE Online Application Tool
For more information on DoD CySP and the application process, contact Dr. Kellep Charles at kacharles@captechu.edu or Dr. William Butler at whbutler@captechu.edu