Georgetown has applied to become a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. If the certification is granted, and we are confident it will be, students at Georgetown who are studying technical or managerial areas of information assurance will be eligible for two different scholarships. These programs pay full tuition, books, and fees, and also provide a living stipend. Students must work for the U.S. government for some period after graduation.

Students who are interested in applying for either one of these scholarships must contact Professor Clay Shields in the Department of Computer Science before the 4th of February, 2008, to initiate the application process.

DoD Information Assurance Scholarship Program - Deadline is February 28th, 2008. Rising juniors and seniors as well as Master's students or PhD students in one of the scientific, technical, or managerial disciplines related to computer and network security, with a concentration in an information assurance function can apply. There are a number of criteria students must meet to be elibible. Please download and read this document for details. Students must work for the Department of Defense for one year for each year they receive a scholarship.
National Science Foundation Scholarship for Service (Scholarship Track) - Deadline is March 20, 2008. Open to: undergraduates in the last two years of their programs; students in a two-year Master's program; students in the last two years of their PhD studies. Upon graduation, students will be required to work for the US Government for two years.