The CWSSP program provides funding to students pursuing cybersecurity studies and careers in the US government.Recipients have access to the activities developed for CWSSP scholars and will be fully integrated into the department's research programs as well as development of leadership and teamwork skills through the CWSSP events and the Virtual Team Course.
CWSSP is funded through a grant awarded by the National Science Foundation and is a CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. Upon graduation, the scholarship recipients agree to work for the U.S. Government for a period equal to their length of participation in the CWSSP program.
While the scholarship is typically for up to two years, the funding period may be extended to three years for doctoral students, or for students in combined bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The specific benefits are:
Tuition and fees: Colorado Resident Tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking). Non-Residents will have tuition waived up to resident amount.
Stipend: Academic year stipends of $25,000 per year for undergraduate students and $34,000 per year for graduate students. Stipends are paid in ten, monthly increments.
Professional development: Professional allowance of $6,000 for program related travel, professional certification, and program related research and studies. Participation in virtual and in-person job fairs in Washington D.C.
Research: Each student will work on a research project under the direction of a CWSSP faculty team member
Employment: Participants commit to post-graduation government service for a period equivalent to the length of scholarship.
Each applicant to the CWSSP program should provide the following:
Completed CWSSP application
Statement of purpose and description of goals and motivations to pursue a career in cybersecurity
Official transcripts of all college work outside of UCCS
Resume including a list of academic recognitions, awards, honor or distinctions that you have received and/or academic research.
Applicants should send in electronic form all the information listed above to Ms. Allison Cutting: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "CWSSP Application" in the Subject line.