Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP)

Applications for scholarships for 2023-24 are due Feb. 1, 2023 - please click here for details


The purposes of the DoD Cybersecurity Scholarship Program (DoD CySP) are to recruit and retain well-qualified personnel for work in the vital cybersecurity field and to cultivate continuing capacity for cybersecurity workforce development at select institutions of higher learning (CAEs) throughout the United States.

As directed by the Secretary of Defense, the DoD CIO has delegated authority and responsibility to establish scholarship and institutional grant programs to achieve these purposes, including the authority to conduct civilian employee recruitment for these purposes. This program is executed by the National Information Assurance Education and Training Program (NIETP) of the National Security Agency (NSA) on behalf of the DoD.

The DoD CySP has a one-year duration. Scholarships include the following:

Eligibity Requirements

Recipient Responsibility

If you have any questions on this program, you may contact me at Dr. Manikas.

T. Manikas 2023 Jan 2