Picture this: a full scholarship package enabling you to complete your cybersecurity education without being hampered by financial burdens.
In addition, a generous stipend covering room and board.
And the assurance of federal government employment after graduation.
All this is possible through the Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP), which is available to students at DHS and NSA-designated Centers of Excellence in cybersecurity education, including Capitol. But don’t let time slip by: the application deadline is coming soon. Here’s how the IASP works.
Students chosen for this prestigious opportunity receive full scholarship packages including undergraduate or graduation tuition as well as a stipend ($25,000 undergraduate and $30,000 graduate) for room and board.
In exchange, for each year that they receive the scholarship recipients agree to provide one year of paid cybersecurity work for the federal government after graduation.
You must apply through the university. The deadline for completed IASP applications is Monday, February 5, 2018. Completed applications must be submitted with unofficial transcripts and 2 letters of reference from faculty or employers. The application includes a competency statement related to six areas of cybersecurity competency. Official transcripts must be submitted by Friday, February 16, 2018 for submission to the funder.
All applicants will present on their knowledge and ability in the six competency areas via Adobe Connect. The selection panel representatives will interview all applicants immediately following their presentation. Presentation/Interview sessions will occur between February 6, 2018 and February 16, 2018. Notification of selection for nomination will be made to students by February 28, 2018.
The nominated student list will be forwarded to NSA by the deadline of February 28, 2018. NSA will make the final selections by August 1, 2018.
Completed applications should be received by midnight 5 February 2018. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistance for Students
The Career Services department can assist you and provide guidance in completing the IASP application process. For more information, e-mail Careers@captechu.edu or phone 240-965-2494. Make sure to leave a message.
View this video for information about completing the application. The segment related to your responses for the six competencies gives concrete examples of how to represent your knowledge and ability in these areas.
An Adobe Connect information session will be held on Thursday 25 January 2018 @ 7 PM EST: http://capitol.adobeconnect.com/iasp/