CWSSP provides scholarships and opportunities to participating scholars to become cybersecurity experts and join the US government workforce in cybersecurity.
It has a strong focus on research and virtual teams and is a collaborative program with its partner program at the University of Washington Tacoma.
The CWSSP scholarship includes tuition waiver, stipend, and an allowance for professional development and research.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.