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Hume Center Announces Scholarships for Graduate and Undergraduate Students Interested in National Security

Feb 6, 2017

The Hume Center is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for four different undergraduate and graduate scholarship programs for students interested in the fields of cybersecurity, intelligence, national security, and electronic warfare. As a part of our mission to cultivate the next generation of national security leaders, the Hume Center administrates the Intelligence Community (IC) Scholars Program, the CyberLeaders Program, the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program, and the Association of Old Crows Electronic Warfare Scholarship for students at Virginia Tech.

  • The IC Scholars Program is open to both current and admitted graduate and undergraduate students from any major. Recipients of these awards participate in the National Security Education Program (NSEP), giving them access to events and resources exclusively for NSEP members, while they conduct research projects related to the intelligence community or national security. Applicants should be United States citizens with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Scholarships range from $1500 to $15,000 per year. Applications are due Monday, April 17, 2017.
  • The CyberLeaders Program is an undergraduate scholarship program designed to bridge the gap between engineering and policy in the field of cybersecurity. The program is open to any Virginia Tech student with an interest in cybersecurity. Students in the program receive a $5000 scholarship to spend the spring semester in the National Capital Region taking classes and conducting research. Applications are due Friday, March 31.
  • The CyberCorps Scholarship for Service provides full tuition and up to $25,000/year in scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in cybersecurity. The program is open to students majoring in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering. CyberCorps students complete a Cybersecurity minor and enroll in the Accelerated BS/MS program in their respective major. Applications are due April 10th.
  • The Association of Old Crows Electronic Warfare scholarship is awarded to one undergraduate student each spring and one graduate student each fall. This $2500 scholarship is intended to prepare students for potential careers in electronic defense and warfare. The spring application for undergraduate students is due on April 24, 2017.

The Hume Center would like to thank SAIC, our Academic Affiliates Program members, the National Science Foundation, the Association of Old Crows Capitol Club, and the Hewlett Foundation for making these scholarships possible.