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Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program

Academic Year 2017-2018

Deadline May 15, 2017

Scholarship Funds Cover:

  • Full cost of tuition for 1 academic school year
  • Required fees (including health care)
  • Books (from required book list, not books which are optional for the class)
  • Stipend to cover room and board
    • $22,500 for undergraduate students
    • $30,000 for graduate (Master’s/PhD) students


  • Full-time students
  • Entering their third or fourth years of undergraduate education or students in their first or second year of a master’s degree program or students pursuing doctoral degrees.
  • Current GPA of 3.2 or higher for undergraduate students; 3.5 or higher GPA for Graduate Students
  • Cybersecurity Minor (undergraduate) or Cybersecurity Designation (graduate)


Scholarship Requirements3:

  • Application deadline MAY 15, 2017
  • Maintain a 3.2 GPA (undergraduate); 3.5 GPA (graduate)
  • Must be U.S. Citizen, or permanent residents admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence prior to award
  • Students selected will be required to sign an agreement obligating them to work for the DoD, as a civilian employee for one (1) calendar year for each year of scholarship assistance
  • Students will also be required to serve in internship position, if timing permits, with a DoD organization during the time they are receiving scholarship support until they complete the course of study provided for by the scholarship1
  • An opportunity also exists for scholarship payback through military service. Individuals choosing to enlist or accept a commission to serve on active duty in one of the Military Services shall incur a service obligation of a minimum of 4 years on active duty in that Service upon graduation.2
  • Students will be required to formally accept the scholarship within 15 days of notification
  • Except for small achievement awards, not to exceed $5,000 in any academic year, a student may not accept simultaneous remuneration from another scholarship or fellowship
  • Current DoD/Federal Employees, Active Duty Military/Reserves/Guard, or students with an existing service obligation are not eligible to apply.

Completed Applications must be submitted via email or hand delivered no later than
COB May 15, 2017 to:

Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center
c/o Jennifer Cutler
200 Discovery Drive, Suite 105
College Station, TX 77843

  • Selection of scholars will be made by DoD evaluators
  • Awards will be made the July/August 2017
  • Time period and are for 1 year only
  1. These internships will be arranged by the DoD to occur during the summer or other breaks between school terms, as appropriate to the individual’s circumstances and the institution’s calendar. The internship does not count toward satisfying the period of obligated service incurred by accepting the Cybersecurity scholarship
  2. The Military Services may establish a service obligation longer than 4 years, depending on the occupational specialty and type of enlistment or commissioning program selected.
  3. Failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress will constitute grounds for termination of financial assistance and termination of internship and/or employment appointment. Additionally, students who fail to complete the degree program satisfactorily or to fulfill the service commitment upon graduation shall be required to reimburse the United States, in whole or in part, the cost of the financial (scholarship) assistance provided to them