Do you want to study in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance and need financial help to pay for? The University of Wisconsin Stout is presenting the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship program.
With this DoD Cyber grant program, scholars will have a chance to work for the Department of Defense and help in defending the nation’s cyberspace.
Established in 1891, the University of Wisconsin-Stout is National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense hat named in honour of its founder James Huff Stout. Its mission is to provide programs related to professional careers in industry, technology, home economics, applied art, etc.
Who May Eligible
Eligibility to apply for the scholarship will be:
- Must be a citizen of the United States
- Candidates must be 18 years of age or older
- Candidates to have a GPA of 3.2/4.0 – undergraduate; 3.5/4.0 – graduate
- They must have completed (or by August 2018 will have completed) the first two years of an undergraduate degree program and be eligible to begin either the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree program, or by August 2018 you will start the first or second year of a Master’s degree program. Online programs included. Undergraduates must attend full-time.
- Pursuing a course of study at UW-Stout and have a declared major in one of the scientific, technical, or managerial disciplines related to cybersecurity or a concentration in cybersecurity (BS-CNIT, BS-ICT, MS-ICT, BS-CS, BS-AMCS, PSM-IAM are natural candidates)
- Candidates must agree to one year of service to the DoD, upon graduation, for each year of scholarship.
- They must also agree to accept internships arranged by the DoD to occur during the summer or other breaks between school terms.
How to Apply
- A statement of purpose – description of goals and motivations to pursue a career in cybersecurity and information assurance
- Transcripts of all college work
- Two recommendation letters
Deserving candidates will enjoy the various benefits as following:
- The undergraduate student will get an award of $25,000 per academic year (BS degree)
- The graduate student will receive a stipend of $30,000 per academic year (MS/PhD degree)
- The grant program will cover the full cost of tuition, fees, books, and also provide a stipend to cover room and board.
- The Department of Defense will also offer sponsors who will keep contact with the student during the award period, and who will facilitate the student’s entry into internships and eventual DoD employment.
Interested candidates must apply before February 14, 2020.