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:

  • 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.
  • 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.).
  • You must pursue the technical (Computing) concentration, if your program of interest is the MS in Cybersecurity Risk Management.
  • 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 applying for the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service, you must indicate "Yes" in the "CyberCorps Scholarship for Service" section of your application for admission to the Cybersecurity Risk Management MS, Secure Computing MS, and/or Computer Science PhD degree program.  You will find this CyberCorps question in the "Program Questions" section of each program's application.

Student Expectations

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
  • Pursue the technical (Computing) concentration, if pursuing the MS in Cybersecurity Risk Management.
  • 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.