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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

Cybersecurity Activities & Competitions

There are many different cybersecurity activities and competitions that students can participate in both before and during college. Below are some resources for some popular activities.

Cyber Clubs @ UW - Stout

Women in IT & Security (WITS) Club 

Empowering the next generation of female leaders in IT and security, our club offers: 

  • Direct collaboration with mentors in the IT and cybersecurity field. 
  • Solid networking and support among fellow club members. 
  • Hands-on projects spanning IT & cybersecurity. 
  • Community outreach initiatives. 
  • Unique opportunities to forge connections with local industries. 

Upcoming activities include hosting professional speakers, student-led projects beyond the curriculum, fundraising events, and attending both national and local conferences, such as WiCyS. 

Join WITS to expand your network and deepen your understanding of IT & cybersecurity. Everyone is warmly welcomed. 

For further details or inquiries, reach out to our advisor 

Holly Yuan at 


Collegiate Cyber Defense League (CCDL) 

Embark on a cybersecurity journey with CCDL. Our mission includes: 

  • Providing students with hands-on experiences in the realm of cybersecurity. 
  • Teaming up with the Blue Devil Team to refine skills in both cyber defense and offense. 
  • Building connections within the IT & Cybersecurity Industry. 
  • Participating in some of the most fun and challenging cybersecurity competitions, including the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, NCAE Cyber Game, Hacking the Building, and more. 

Join the UW-Stout Blue Devil CCDL Cybersecurity Club to fortify your network and deepen your understanding of cybersecurity. We welcome enthusiasts of all experience levels. 

For more details or questions, connect with 

Holly Yuan at 

UW-Stout Blue Devil CCDL Team

In the past four years, the UW-Stout Blue Devil CCDL Team has made impressive achievements: 

  • Triumphing in 3 of the 4 Wisconsin Collegiate Cyber Defense Competitions. 
  • Maintaining a consistent rank within the top 4 teams, when competing against formidable state-champion teams from states such as Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Indiana, in the regional CCDC competitions.  

Whether you're just starting out or are a cybersecurity expert, joining our team offers unparalleled opportunities to network, hone your cybersecurity skills, and compete against the nation's best in competition. 

For further information or queries, please contact Nicolas at 

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