DoD Cyber Scholarship Opportunity
Because Marquette University has been designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) for the track Master of Science in Computing with a specialization in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense, we are eligible to seek scholarships for students in the program. This includes students in the Advanced Degree Program (5-yr BS/MS), who can be covered for their senior year and the MS degree, students seeking our 2-year Career Change specialization, designed for those without prerequisite coursework, or the traditional 2-year MS degree. The specialization is available in all of these options. The DoD scholarships are offered through grants to the university as part of the DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP).
The Application Background and Requirements documentation for the CySP describes the program as follows:
"Cybersecurity is considered so important to our national defense that a formal DoD CySP was established by the National Defense Authorization Act for 2001 (Public Law 106- 398). The DoD is seeking ... graduate/ doctoral students who are interested in full-ride scholarships for concentrated studies in cybersecurity and other cyber-related disciplines. Students selected for the program will receive full scholarships. This requires the student to agree to serve one year of service to the DoD, upon graduation, for each year or partial year of scholarship received, in addition to the internship identified ...
During breaks in their academic studies, Cyber Scholars will receive progressive, hands-on experience in information security internships. In return, scholars must agree to some restrictions and obligations regarding curriculum, GPA, and pre- and post- program employment. If all conditions are met, Cyber Scholars will receive full-time conditional/permanent positions in Components of the DoD upon program completion."
Follow this link for more details about the scholarship opportunity.
The Cybersecurity Jobs Heat Map and Career Pathways
The national heat map showing cybersecurity jobs has been updated with new data and other features to align with the NICE workforce framework. The the CyberSeek portal provides access to the heat map and additional information about career pathways.