DoD Cybersecurity Scholarship Program Information:
Information assurance (security) is considered so important to our
national defense that a formal DoD IASP was established by the
National Defense Authorization Act for 2001 (Public Law 106-398). The
purpose is to promote the education, recruitment, and retention of
rising junior and senior undergraduate and graduate/doctoral students
in information assurance, information technology, and cybersecurity
(IA/IT/cybersecurity) studies and of students seeking graduate
certificates in information assurance disciplines.
The DoD is seeking rising junior and senior (third and fourth year)
undergraduate 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 scholarship
received, in addition to the internship identified below. 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. 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.
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 Components of the DoD upon program completion.
How to Apply:
- Review the application instructions. Make sure to check elibigility criteria.
- Submit your signed application (including all statements) to Professor Susanne
Wetzel, CS Department, Stevens Institute of Technology, Castle Point on Hudson,
Hoboken, NJ 07030.
Your application must be received
no later than 9am on February 12, 2013 (extended deadline).
- Do NOT SUBMIT your application to the DoD directly. In order for your application to be
considered, it must be submitted through Professor Susanne Wetzel, who is the
point of contact for the scholarship program for Stevens Institute of Technology.