Scholarships & Internships

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Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySP)

Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySP)DoDSeal

  • Do you want to pursue a challenging and interesting profession in Cybersecurity?
  • Do you want to work for the Department of Defense and help defend our nation's cyberspace?
  • Do you want to have your education paid for?

The University of Wisconsin-Stout, a designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C), will participate in the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program in 2022.  We had a record of success of helping our students get this scholarship in the past.

Scholarship Benefits

  • An undergraduate student will be paid a stipend of $27,000 per academic year (BS degree) and a graduate student will be paid a stipend of $32,000 per academic year (MS/Ph.D. degree).
  • The scholarship will pay for full cost of tuition, required fees, books, and a stipend to cover room and board.
  • The DoD will also provide sponsors who will maintain contact with the student during the scholarship period, and who will facilitate the student's entry into internships and eventual DoD employment.
  • The application is open to all students at UW-Stout who have declared a major in a cyber-related academic discipline, including but not limited to: BS-AMCS, BS-CEE, BS-CNIT, BS-CS, BS-Cybersecurity, BS-ICT, MS-IAM, and MS-ICT.

View the New Student Application

Download the CySP Resume Template

The next application round will be due February 1, 2023.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Holly Yuan via email at

DWD Fast Forward Paid Cybersecurity Internship Application

DWD Fast Forward Paid Cybersecurity Internship Application

A cybersecurity internship grant addressing the needs of the Wisconsin’s critical infrastructure utilities has been awarded to UW-Stout, a higher education leader in the field.

The $298,771 Fast Forward grant from the state Department of Workforce Development and University of Wisconsin System will provide paid industry internships to adult learners, including state university and technical college students who are seeking to enter the information technology and cybersecurity field or enhance their skillset.

Students who are unemployed, underemployed or from underrepresented groups in the field, including women and veterans, are encouraged to apply.

The goals of the program are to increase students’ work-based opportunities, enhance awareness career possibilities and educational pathways in Wisconsin, and create industry connections for students and regional employers.

In addition to the work experience, interns will benefit from establishing industry connections that could lead to future job opportunities with regional employers. State companies already supporting the program include Aspirus, Dirksgroup, Malisko, Marshfield Clinic and Rockwell Automation. More companies will be recruited. The program matches students to industry mentors.

Click the link below to complete the application for the DWD Fast Forward Internship program.

 Complete the Application

The offical news release from Wisconsin Govenor Evers can be found here.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Holly Yuan via email at