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UAH cyber center offers cybersecurity scholarships

HUNTSVILLE – The Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education at the University of Alabama in Huntsville is offering scholarships in cybersecurity.

According to UAH, the scholarships are available through the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program and Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program.

The scholarships are open for application for the fall 2023 semester. Any cybersecurity-related degree is eligible. Scholarship benefits include full tuition and fees, a cost-of-living stipend and reimbursement for travel expenses and professional development.

Students awarded a scholarship incur a service obligation to the federal government upon graduation and are required to participate in an internship during the summer semester.

Scholarship for Service is designed to recruit and train the next generation of information
technology professionals, industrial control system security professionals and security
managers for federal, state and local governments.

The program provides two years of support for cybersecurity undergraduates and three years for graduate education (master’s or Ph.D.).

The SFS shares an application process with the DoD program. The CySP has similar benefits, however, students are immediately paired with a DoD employer upon receipt of
the scholarship. Applicants may complete both applications at the same time to maximize
their chances of receiving a scholarship.

Service for Scholarship benefits cover 100% of tuition fees and include an annual stipend of $25,000 for undergraduate students and $34,000 for graduate students. A total of $6,000 annual credit is allotted for professional development, travel, laptop and miscellaneous expenses.

A scholarship recipient must earn and maintain employment with a federal organization for at least the number of years the SFS is awarded and must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA for undergraduate students and 3.2 GPA for graduate students.

The Cyber Scholarship Program also covers tuition and fees at 100%, while providing a
yearly stipend of $27,000 for undergraduate students and $32,000 for graduate students.
Additional benefits under this program are a $1,250 annual credit for books and $1,500
laptop allowance.

Scholarship recipients must maintain employment with the federal organization in which the recipient is placed for at least the number of years the CySP is awarded, while recipients must maintain a 3.2 GPA for undergraduate students or 3.5 for graduate students.

The deadline for digital submissions of applications for both scholarships is 10:59 p.m. CST Jan. 25. No late submissions will be considered. Digital transcripts should be emailed to [email protected].

The following majors are eligible to apply:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Software Engineering
  • Any other cybersecurity-related degree

For more information, click here. To apply, visit here.

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