SAIC National Security Educational Program

The Hume Center has a commitment to educating future leaders of the national security community. The National Security Education Program (NSEP), sponsored by SAIC, represents our chief set of activities in engaging and preparing students for careers in the national security field. The Hume Center operates a variety of programs and scholarships that are open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in national security. These opportunities are considered part of the NSEP.

  • Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Associates - IC CAE Associates have access to all the speakers and workshops we have and can list the IC CAE on their resumes and online applications which will be a significant help in getting positions. Through this program we can help make the contacts between students and agencies, national labs and private companies involved in national security work.

  • Hume Scholars - The IC CAE offers an annual scholarship and fellowship program for students interested in careers in the national security sector, both in industry and government service. This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

  • CyberLeaders Scholarship Program - The CyberLeaders Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program designed to bridge the gap between policy and engineering in the field of cybersecurity. The program is open to any Virginia Tech student with an interest in cybersecurity.

  • Experiential Learning - Undergraduate and graduate students interested in national security have the opportunity to conduct research with the Hume Center in our Aerospace Systems, Electronic Systems, and Information Systems labs. 

  • CyberCorps Scholarship for Service - The Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. The program is open to students majoring in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering.

  • Cyber Private Public Partnership Scholarship (Cyber P3) - Members of the Reserves or National Guard interested in studying cybersecurity at Virginia Tech either in person or through an online program can receive funding to pursue degrees in computer science and electrical and computer engineering through the United States Reserve Forces and National Guard Cyber Soldier Development – Cyber Private Public Partnership (Cyber P3) scholarship program. This program is sponsored by the National Security Agency Centers of Academic Excellence (NSA-CAE).

  • Electronic Warfare Scholarship - The Capital Club Chapter of the Association of Old Crows provides scholarship awards to Virginia Tech, preparing students for potential careers in electronic defense and warfare.