Department of Defense IA Scholarship Program 2012

Posted on 11/30/2011 6:20:31 PM

The Computer Science Department, in collaboration with the Institute of Information Assurance at IUP, is proud to announce the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program for 2012.

DoD IA Scholarship Program Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The IUP Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education is pleased to offer current and prospective students the opportunity to apply for scholarships through the US Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Scholarship Program.

The Department of Defense is offering full scholarships for students, civilians, and non-active-duty military personnel who pursue fields of study related to information assurance. Students selected for the program will receive scholarships that include tuition, books, fees, and a stipend. This requires the student to agree to serve one year of service to DoD upon graduation for each year of scholarship received. During breaks in academic study, information assurance scholars will receive hands-on experience in information security internships. In return, scholars must agree to some restrictions and obligations regarding curriculum, GPA, and post-program employment. If all conditions are met, information assurance scholars will receive full-time conditional/permanent positions with the DoD upon program completion. The amount is $14,000 for undergraduate students.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Eighteen years of age or older and a US citizen at time of application.
  • Currently enrolled at, or accepted for enrollment at, a national Center of Academic Excellence (CAE); or enrolled at an institution selected by a CAE as a collaborative partner for these purposed.
  • Pursuing a course of study and/or having a declared major with an IA concentration in one of the scientific, technical, or managerial disciplines related to computer and network security.
  • For undergraduate applicants, must have at least the first two years of an undergraduate degree program by August of the calendar year in which scholarship funding will commence, and be eligible to begin either the third or fourth year of the degree. GPA must be at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale).
  • For graduate applicants, must be eligible to begin the first or second year of a master’s degree program, pursue doctoral studies, or complete a graduate IA certificate program. GPA must be at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale).
  • Recommended by the CAE for the scholarship program.
  • Able to obtain a security clearance.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact Dr. Shumba at (724) 357-3166 ( Applications should not be submitted directly to the Department of Defense. Please submit your application to Dr. Shumba by January 31, 2012.