Cybersecurity Scholarships at CSUSB
The Cybersecurity Center at CSUSB offers students interested in federal, state, and local government employment two scholarship opportunities—the Department of Defense Cybersecurity Scholarship Program and the CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service program.
CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service
The CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program at CSUSB started in 2009. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the SFS program provides students full tuition, books, and a monthly stipend. Upon graduation, these students must work in federal, state, local, or tribal government for two years (or equivalent to the length of the scholarship). Scholarships range from $50k for undergrads and $80k for graduates. To date, over 100 students have completed the program at CSUSB.
Department of Defense Cybersecurity Scholarship Program
The Department of Defense Cybersecurity Scholarship Program at CSUSB started in 2016. Reemerging from its origins in 2001 with the help of local Congressman Pete Aguilar, the program provides designated Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity (CAE in Cyber Defense, CAE in Operations, and CAE in Research) the opportunity to submit proposals to develop a grant-funded scholarship program. As a CAE in Cyber Defense, CSUSB can submit students for selection each year. Students selected to participate in the program receive the full cost of tuition as well as a stipend ($25,000 for undergraduates and $34,000 for graduates) to cover room and board. To date, two students have completed the program at CSUSB.