The CyberCorps scholarship is designed to recruit and train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals to meet the needs of Federal, State, local, and tribal government. This program provides scholarships for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate (MS or PhD) education funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In return for the financial support, recipients must agree to work for the U.S. Government after graduation in a cybersecurity-related position, for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.
What does the CyberCorps scholarship offer?
Scholarship recipients receive:
- Up to two years of support
- Academic-year stipends
- Tuition & education fees
- Professional allowance for travel, professional certification, etc.
- Dedicated job fairs
Ready to apply?
- You must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident.
- You must have a 3.2 or higher undergraduate program GPA.
- While a student, you will have expectations unique to CyberCorps recipients (such as a mandatory qualified internship, additional required surveys and documentation, travel to Washington, DC, etc.).
- Upon graduation, CyberCorps scholarship recipients must work in qualified government employment for as long as receipt of the scholarship.
- Failure to meet CyberCorps expectations may result in a payback of the scholarship.
If you are interested in being considered for the CyberCorps scholarship, you must submit two applications: a CyberCorps scholarship application and an application for admission to at least one of the eligible programs presented above. We welcome you to apply to all of the programs that interest you; however, each academic program application does require payment of an application fee. You will find directions on how to apply to each academic program presented on the programs' webpages.
The academic program application(s) are reviewed by each program's admissions committee. Only candidates admitted fully-qualified will be considered for the CyberCorps scholarship.
If you are admitted to at least one of the eligible graduate programs and selected as a CyberCorps scholarship recipient, you will be expected to:
- Maintain a 3.4 GPA
- Attend a variety of events
- Participate in a cybersecurity student organization
- Complete the Cybersecurity Clinic
- Complete the Cybersecurity Capstone
- Complete a CyberCorps-approved government internship
- Obtain an associated certification
- Submit documentation periodically to the NSF and IU
- Participate in 1:1 mentoring with a faculty member
- Participate in career advising
- Travel to a yearly job fair (COVID-permitting) in Washington, DC
We think you will find your studies at Indiana University to be a rewarding experience and encourage you to contact us for more information.