2022-23 DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP)


The Department of Defense is seeking rising junior and senior undergraduate (third and fourth year) and graduate/doctoral students who are interested in full-ride scholarships for concentrated studies in information assurance. Students selected for the program will receive full scholarships. This requires the student to agree to serve one year of service to the DoD, upon graduation, for each year of the scholarship received, in addition to the internship identified below.
During breaks in their academic studies, Information Assurance Scholars will receive progressive, hands-on experience in information security internships. In return, scholars must agree to some restrictions and obligations regarding curriculum, GPA, and pre and post program employment. If all conditions are met, Information Assurance Scholars will receive full-time conditional/permanent positions in agencies and components of the DoD upon program completion.

Description of Scholarship

  • Tuition (including fees, books, lab expenses, supplies, and equipment)
  • Stipend (for room and board)
    ~ $27,000 per academic year for undergraduates
    ~ $32,000 per academic year for graduates (Master’s and PhD)

Eligibility Requirements

    • 18 years of age or older
    • U.S. citizen (at the time of application)
    • Enrolled or accepted to a CAE college or university
    • Must have completed a minimum of the first two years of an undergraduate degree program and be eligible to:
      ~ Begin either 3rd or 4th year of undergraduate program
      ~ Begin either 1st or 2nd year of master’s program
      ~ Pursue doctoral studies
      ~ Complete a graduate certificate program in information assurance
    • Must be majoring in one of the scientific, technical, or managerial disciplines related to computer and network security with a concentration in an information assurance function

GPA Requirements:

    • ~ Undergraduate: 3.2 out of 4.0
    • ~ Graduate:  3.5 out of 4.0

To Apply

Please follow the instructions in scholarship announcement, download and complete the Scholarship Application, along with any questions or concerns, to  Dr. Hasan Ali. or research@memphis.edu
Also remember, "Federal Background Check" is needed for this, which may take around 25-30 days.

Application Opening Date : Nov. 1, 2021.

Tentative deadline for submission of all materials to DoD application portal: Feb. 1, 2022.