Visit the DoD Emerging Technologies website for more information about the Cyber Scholarship Program.
Students selected as Cyber Scholars will receive scholarships covering the full cost of tuition, course-required materials, required fees, and a stipend. The stipend levels are $27,000 for undergraduate students and $32,000 for graduate students.
Additional years of scholarship awards are dependent upon satisfactory academic progress, internship performance (if applicable), and the availability of funds. Returning students will be given priority over new students to the program if they continue to meet the program requirements and funding is available.
As part of the program, you will receive cyber-related internship experience during breaks in your studies. In addition, Cyber Scholars will be required to complete one year of service to the U.S. Department of Defense, upon graduation, for each year or partial year of the scholarship received. There is an option to fulfill this requirement through military service.
Cybersecurity Program Designation
UMGC has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the DC3 Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance.
Please note: This designation allows the U.S. Department of Defense to offer this scholarship opportunity to UMGC students.
Applications for this program must be submitted by Wednesday, February 1, 2024, at 11:59 p.m EST in the appropriate format. Applications submitted in the wrong format, submitted using the wrong forms, or submitted with missing items will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered for the scholarship opportunity. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship opportunity. No exceptions will be granted.
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