Welcome to the DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySP)
The DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySP) is both a scholarship program for the DoD, and a capacity building tool for the nation. The program is a result of commitment from DoD and Congress to support higher education as a means to prepare the DoD workforce to deal with threats against the Department’s critical information system and networks.
Given our increasing reliance on cybersecurity, information technology (IT), the growing threats to information, and information systems and infrastructures, it is critical that the Department of Defense (DoD) protect itself. To do so, the DoD must be staffed with technically savvy personnel.
To help achieve this task, the DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySP) was established. The DoD CySP is sponsored by the DoD Chief Information Office and administered by the National Security Agency (NSA).
The objectives of the program are to promote higher education in all disciplines of cybersecurity, to enhance the Department’s ability to recruit and retain cyber and IT specialists, to increase the number of military and civilian personnel in the DoD with this expertise, and ultimately, to enhance the nation’s cyber posture.
Note: Per the FY23 NDAA, the DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySP) will become the DoD Cyber and Digital Service Academy (DCDSA) in next year’s cycle.
THE 2024-25 STUDENT RECRUITMENT SEASON IS OPEN NOW
THE 2024-25 RETURNING SCHOLARS APPLICATION IS OPEN NOW
THE 2024 RETENTION PROGRAM APPLICATION IS OPEN NOW
Are you an National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) institution and would like to participate?
Contact the DoD CySP Program Office to learn how!