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Boise State Students Awarded Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship

BOISE, Idaho – Boise State University announced that two undergraduate students, Kaden Davis and Matthew Roloff, were selected as Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) recipients in 2023. Upon being awarded this prestigious award, these 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.


Media Contact: Mike Sharp, director of media relations, Boise State University, (208) 426-1597, 

About Boise State University

Boise State provides an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that prepares students for success and advances Idaho and the world. Serving more than 32,000 students annually, Boise State is proud to be powered by creativity and innovation, receiving national recognition as one of the most innovative universities in the country. Located in Idaho’s capital city, the university has a growing research agenda and plays a crucial role in the region’s knowledge economy and famed quality of life. In the past ten years, the university has quadrupled the number of doctoral degrees and doubled its master’s degree offerings. Learn more at

About the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program

The DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySP) is both a scholarship program for the DoD and a capacity-building tool for the nation. The program is a result of commitment from the DoD and Congress to support higher education as a means to prepare the DoD workforce to deal with threats against the Department’s critical information system and networks.


Please visit this website for more information about the application process and the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program.