Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program

INFO SESSION: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 GCCIS Auditorium 4 – 5:00 pm

“Information assurance (security) is considered so important to our national defense that a formal DoD IASP was established by the National Defense Authorization Act for 2001 (Public Law 106- 398). The purpose is to promote the education, recruitment, and retention of rising junior and senior undergraduate and graduate/doctoral students in information assurance, information technology, and cybersecurity (IA/IT/cybersecurity) studies and of students seeking graduate certificates in information assurance disciplines.” (DoD IASP Solicitation)

Undergraduate – full tuition, $17,000 stipend
Graduate – full tuition, $22,000 stipend

Submit Student Application to: Bill Stackpole or College of Computing Student Services 70-2120

Application Deadline: noon, Friday January 31, 2014 (week 1) Interviews scheduled the week of Feb 3 (week 2)

To be eligible for the IASP Scholarship you must:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen
  2. Be at least 18 years of age
  3. Be a full-time student entering your third or fourth year of undergraduate education; a student in your first or second year of a master’s degree program; pursuing a doctoral degree; or enrolled in graduate certificate program (security focus required for all programs)
  4. Sign a written agreement obligating you to work for the Department of Defense, as a civilianemployee for one calendar year for each year of scholarship assistance
  5. Serve in internship positions, if timing permits, with DoD organizations during the time youare receiving scholarship support
  6. Agree to a security/background investigation (for internships and future DoD employment)
    1. Drug tests or other suitability processing will occur as appropriate.
  7. Maintain good academic standing: 3.2 out of 4.0 GPA (undergraduates); 3.5 out of a 4.0 GPA (graduates)
  8. Complete the full student application process including
    1. Your resume
    2. Two letters of recommendation
    3. Statement of honors and awards
    4. Knowledge and abilities in six competency areas
    5. Interview with the IASP Review Committee

For more information and the complete application visit your student services office, contact Professor Bill Stackpole via email at