The application window for this scholarship is open until February 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST.


If you are an undergraduate junior, undergraduate senior, master's, or doctoral student at University of Maryland Global Campus, you may be eligible to apply for a full scholarship opportunity thanks to the U.S. Department of Defense's Cyber Scholarship Program.

The application deadline for this scholarship is February 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

How to Apply

  • Fill out the Cyber Scholarship Program application.

  • Complete the supplemental materials listed in the application; the resume must follow the specific DoD template

  • Submit the application by Tuesday, February 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Please allow sufficient time to complete the application, as it is very detailed and requires a significant amount of supplemental content, including a personal statement, resume, two letters of reference, and possibly additional documentation.

Learn more about the application process for this program.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for fall 2022 scholarships is February 1, 2022.

Award Information

Students selected as Cyber Scholars will receive scholarships covering the full cost of tuition, course-required materials, required fees, and a stipend. The stipend levels are $27,000 for undergraduate students and $32,000 for graduate students.

Scholarship Renewal

Additional years of scholarship awards are dependent upon satisfactory academic progress, internship performance, if applicable, and the availability of funds. Returning students will be given first priority over new students to the program as long as they continue to meet the Cyber Scholarship Program requirements and appropriate funding is available.

Department of Defense Internship, Employment, and Service Requirement

  • Internship: As part of the Cyber Scholarship Program, you will receive hands-on cyber-related internship experience during breaks in your studies.

  • Employment/Service Requirement: Cyber Scholars will be required to complete one year of service to the Department of Defense, upon graduation, for each year or partial year of the scholarship received. There is also an option to fulfill this requirement through military service.

About the Cyber Scholarship Program

This program is executed by the National Information Assurance Education and Training Program of the National Security Agency, on behalf of the Department of Defense. The Center for Security Studies at UMGC is the point of contact for students at UMGC who wish to apply for the scholarship program.

You can review the scholarship application or the supplemental documents at any time on the Department of Defense website. If you have any questions, please e-mail and include "CySP Scholarship" in the subject line.

Cybersecurity Program Designation

UMGC has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security and as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance.

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Please note: This designation allows the Department of Defense to offer this scholarship opportunity to UMGC students.

FAQs: Application Information

When is the application deadline for the Cyber Scholarship Program and where can I get other information? +

Applications for this program must be submitted by February 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST in the appropriate format. Applications submitted in the wrong format, using wrong forms, or missing items will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered for the scholarship opportunity. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship opportunity. No exceptions will be granted.

View a complete list of frequently asked questions on the application page.