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

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

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In addition, a generous stipend covering room and board.

And the assurance of federal government employment after graduation.

All this is possible through the Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP), which is 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 coming soon. Here's how the CySP works.

Students chosen for this prestigious opportunity receive full scholarship packages including undergraduate or graduation tuition as well as a stipend ($25,000 undergraduate and $30,000 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. Click here for the required application form. The deadline for completed CySP applications is Monday, February 3, 2020. Completed applications 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. Official transcripts must be submitted by Friday, February 14, 2020 for submission to the funder.


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 4, 2020 and February 13, 2020. Notification of selection for nomination will be made to students by February 28, 2020.

The nominated student list will be forwarded to NSA by the deadline of February 28, 2020. NSA will make the final selections by August 1, 2020.

Completed applications should be received by midnight 3 February 2020. Email address:

Interested in applying?
For more information on CySP and the application process, contact Tanaa’ L. Bell at