In the academic year 2019 –20, IUP was awarded a significant grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program to provide full-ride scholarship to the following six students:
For information about the IUP DoD Scholarship Program and all of its current and previous activities, please see the project main page.
To fill the need of capable cybersecurity professionals, the DoD sought rising junior and senior (third- and fourth-year) undergraduate and graduate/doctoral students who were interested in full-ride scholarships for concentrated studies in cybersecurity.
Students selected for the program received full scholarships. This required the student to agree to serve one year of service to the DoD, upon graduation for each year of scholarship received.
An informational session for all interested students was held in Stright Hall on January 29, 2019. During this session, students were given complete information on application instructions and scholarship requirements.
In conjunction with the DoD CySP, IUP has also received funds for an additional capacity building project designed to find more ways to recruit students to enter the cybersecurity workforce. This goal will be achieved through a unique blend of faculty
development, hands-on workshops, and the continued cultivation of relationships with local community colleges. Please visit the DoD CySP Capacity Building Project page for
Waleed Farag, the project director, along with the Co-PIs and all student scholarship recipients are holding regular face-to-face-meetings throughout the academic year 2019–20. In these meetings, we discuss progress, address and resolve any concerns or
challenges that any of the awardees may face, and ensure success in completing their degrees and compliance with the terms and conditions for the DoD scholarship award.
Listed below are meeting documents for the 2019–20 DoD Cyber Scholarship Program.
Please contact the program director, Waleed Farag, at email@example.com with any questions.