Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program

“The Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) is authorized by Chapter 112 of title 10, United States Code, Section 2200. The purpose of the program is to support the recruitment of new cyber talent and the retention of current highly skilled professionals within the DoD cyber workforce. Additionally, this program serves to enhance the national pipeline for the development of cyber personnel by providing grants to institutions of higher education” – DoD Cyber Scholarship Solicitation

Undergraduate – full tuition, $27,000 stipend + more
Graduate – full tuition, $32,000 stipend + more

All applications are due by February 1st, 2023.

To be eligible for the DoD Cyber Security Scholarship you must:

Be 18 years of age or older

Be a citizen of the United States at the time of application to the DoD Cyber Scholarship program. Note, if family members are not U.S. Citizens, some DoD Agencies may be unable to process the applicant (student) to the security clearance level required. Every effort will be made to assign eligible students to an Agency without such restrictions.

  Be enrolled (or have applied for admission) as a full-time student at NYU Tandon or NYU Courant.

  Have completed (or by August 2023 will have completed) at a minimum the first two years of an undergraduate degree program and be eligible to (a) begin either the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree program; (b) begin the first or second year of a Master’s degree program; or (c) pursue doctoral studies

  Be pursuing a course of study and/or have a declared major in one of the scientific, technical, or managerial disciplines related to cybersecurity or with a concentration in cybersecurity. For degree and field of study eligibility, please check the DoD CySP website.

Deadline to apply for the DoD Scholarship at NYU is February 1, 2023 at 11:59PM ET.

For more information, email the program at

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