Scholarship Opportunity for Undergraduate and Graduate Students Interested in Cybersecurity

Information Assurance Scholarship Program



 Department of Defense
Information Assurance Scholarship Program

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 studies and of students seeking graduate certificates in information assurance disciplines.”

Undergraduate – full tuition, $17,000 stipend

Graduate – full tuition, $22,000 stipend

Submit Student Application to:   Wayne Patterson
                                                   B36-A Mackey Bldg /

More info / Application:   

Application Deadline:                noon, February 21, 2014

To be eligible for the IASP Scholarship you must:

  1. Be 18 years of age or older
  2. Be a U.S. citizen (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 at an Agency without such restrictions.)
  3. Be a full-time student entering your third or fourth year of undergraduate education; a student in your first or second year of a master’s degree program; pursuing a doctoral degree; or enrolled in graduate certificate program
  4. Be pursuing a course of study related to computer and network security
  5. Sign a written agreement obligating you to work for the Department of Defense, as a civilian employee (or military employee) for one calendar year for each year for which scholarship assistance is received
  6. Serve in internship positions, if timing permits, with DoD organizations during the time you are receiving scholarship support
  7. Agree to a security/background investigation (to prepare for internships and for future employment with the DoD)  
  8. Maintain good academic standing: 3.2 out of 4.0 GPA (undergraduates);
    3.5 out of a 4.0 GPA (graduates)
  9. Complete the full student application process including
    1.        Full Application
    2. Separate sheet highlighting recognitions, awards and honors
    3. Supplemental Academic Sufficiency Statement 
      1. Resume
      2. Two letters of recommendation
      3. Official Transcripts
      4. Supplemental Competency Statement: Knowledge, Skills and Attributes
      5. Signature of the Supplemental Statement of General Academic and Employment Condition
    4. Interview with the IASP Review Committee