Now Accepting Applications for the 2022-2023 school year

Applications are due on February 1st, 2022

UofSC students, enrolled in Computer Science and Engineering programs, with focus on cybersecurity and related disciplines, are eligible to apply for the DoD CySP.  The motivation for the program and application information are provided at the DoD CySP website: 

"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.

Recruitment Scholarships (Non-DoD Employees):

As a recruitment tool, the DoD CySP sponsors students who currently are not DoD or government employees who are enrolled in or applying to universities designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity. Following graduation, students are eligible for full-time employment with various components and agencies across the DoD. Students are required to work for the DoD a minimum of one year for each year of scholarship support they receive. " (source: DoD Cyber Scholarship Program,  )

This solicitation document gives a short overview of the scholarship eligibility requirements, scholars' obligation, and the application process.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Farkas at