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Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program

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The DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySP) will cover all tuition, fees, books, and a laptop; it will also provide a $25,000 per year stipend for undergraduates and a $30,000 per year stipend for graduate students. This program is aimed at rising juniors, rising seniors, and all graduate students who are interested in cyber security, and who are in a degree program of interest to the DoD (Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, CMDA, BIT Cyber, and other engineering programs with an interest in cybersecurity.

In the 2020-2021 academic year, the Hume Center was able to increase the number of students enrolled in the program from 3 to 10, and we are hoping to add a minimum of 5 additional students this year. Due to Virginia Tech’s outstanding reputation, Virginia Tech students tend to be very competitive in the selection process for the program. Current students are slated to work at organizations across the DoD and Intelligence Community, including Naval Sea Systems Command (Red Team), Space and Naval Warfare Systems, U.S. Air Force Cyber Hunt, and the National Security Agency.

Key requirements for applicants are as follows:

  • Must be a current student of Virginia Tech
    • Rising junior, senior (third and fourth year) undergraduate, or graduate/doctoral students
  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Have a 3.0 grade point average or higher
  • Interested in cyber security
  • Enrolled in a degree program of interest to the DoD (Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, CMDA, BIT Cyber, and other engineering programs with an interest in cybersecurity.)
  • For further information, please review this document.

Students selected into the program must:

  • Agree to serve one year of service to the DoD, upon graduation, for each year or partial year of scholarship received, in addition to the internship identified below to receive full scholarships
  • Attend colloquium
  • Maintain required 3.0 GPA
  • For further information, please review this document.

Apply here.

No, applications are currently not open for the DoD Cyber Scholarship Program. Please keep in touch with the Hume Center on TwitterLinkedInFacebook, and Instagram for updates on when this program will be open again.

If you have any questions about the Hume Scholars program or the application process, contact Colleen Bartos.