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Kaden Davis Awarded Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship

Boise State University announced that Boise State Computer Science student Kaden Davis was selected as a Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) recipient in 2023. Upon being awarded this prestigious award, students can complete their education with the support of a full-ride scholarship, including a generous stipend of $27,000 per year and a guaranteed job upon graduation with a participating Department of Defense agency.

The Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program was developed through a joint commitment from the DoD Cyber and Digital Service Academy and Congress to support higher education. This scholarship program supports competency development by providing opportunities to effectively prepare the cybersecurity workforce to defend against threats to the department’s critical information system and networks.

“This scholarship allows our recipients to secure our nation, achieve their professional goals and cover the remaining cost of their education,” said Jyh-haw Yeh, Boise State University’s program advisor. “The Department of Defense’s support of the development of a cyber-ready workforce is not just an investment in the individuals chosen, but for the collective security of our nation.”

Applications for the 2024 CySP program opened on Nov. 1 2023. U.S. citizens with full-time junior and senior standing and master’s, Ph.D. and doctoral students in cyber-related majors are encouraged to apply. Applications will close on Feb. 1, 2024, and students selected for this scholarship will be notified by April 14, 2024.

Undergraduate students will receive tuition, books and fees, and a $29,000 stipend for room and board. Graduate students will receive funding that covers tuition, books, and fees, with an additional  $34,000 stipend to cover room and board.

To apply, visit the DoD CySP website.