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 ($27,000 undergraduate and $32,000 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 to the university and complete the CySP application online. See  ( for the required CySP application form. The deadline for completed CySP applications is Tuesday, February 1, 2022. 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. The Capitol online application is located at (

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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 7, 2022, and February 11, 2022. Notification of selection for nomination will be made to students by February 18, 2022. 

The nominated student list will be forwarded to NSA by the deadline of February 28, 2022. NSA will make the final selections and notification by April 1, 2022.

Completed applications should be received by midnight February 1, 2022. Email address:

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