Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship

Are you interested in a full scholarship—and full-time employment?

Students of information security at Boston University’s Metropolitan College are invited to apply for a full Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Scholarship. Recipients benefit from employment opportunities in the field of information security at the DoD.

Established by the National Defense Authorization Act for 2001 (Public Law 106-398), the Information Assurance Scholarship is available only to students at designated National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) and Centers of Academic Excellence–Research (CAE-R).

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the Information Assurance Scholarship, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time of application
  • Be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) at Boston University’s Metropolitan College
  • Have completed (or anticipate completion by May of the year you are applying), at a minimum, the first two years of an undergraduate degree program and be eligible to (a) begin either the third or fourth years of an undergraduate degree program; (b) begin the first or second year of a master’s degree program; (c) pursue doctoral studies; or (d) complete a graduate certificate program in information assurance

Scholarships include:

  • Full tuition, fees, and cost of books
  • An annual stipend of $12,000 (undergraduates) or $17,000 (graduate students)
  • Paid internship opportunities at the Department of Defense
  • Travel expenses for related conferences

During breaks in their academic studies, Information Assurance Scholars will receive progressive, hands-on experience in information security internships. In return, scholars must agree to some restrictions and obligations regarding curriculum, GPA, and pre- and post-program employment.

If all conditions are met, upon graduation Information Assurance Scholars work as civilian employees at the Department of Defense, one year for each year of scholarship. Jobs are information security-related, and you’ll have an opportunity to work with leading-edge technologies and the most sophisticated infrastructures. After your service, you may be offered a full-time permanent civilian position with the Department of Defense.

Scholarship Application Guidelines

To apply for the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship, please contact:

Professor Anatoly Temkin
Department of Computer Science
Boston University Metropolitan College
Phone: 617-353-2567
Email: temkin@bu.edu

Application Deadline

January 31

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact:

Professor Anatoly Temkin
Department of Computer Science
Boston University Metropolitan College
617-353-2567
temkin@bu.edu

Boston University is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research