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UMBC’s Cyber Scholars Program is geared towards preparing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals in an increasingly digital age.  The program was launched through a generous grant from the Northrop Grumman Foundation and in partnership with the Center for Women in Technology (CWIT).

Cyber, invites all students to apply for an opportunity to become a scholar and receive:

  • Mentor ship from faculty to  help scholars customize their academic schedules and find internship and research opportunities;
  • Complete technically focused cybersecurity courses in addition to courses in the computing sciences;
  • At least one targeted cybersecurity internship at a local company or government organization
  • Conduct original research within their field;
  • Priority acceptance to live in the CWIT Living Learning Community housing quarters;
  • A Cyber Scholar scholarship and more!


When completing the application you will not have the option to save and return at a later time. You will need to complete and submit your application in one sitting.

Priority Deadlines

Continuing & Incoming Transfers Deadline:

March 1, 2019

Incoming Freshmen Deadline:

January 15, 2019

Please refer to the information below in preparation for completing the Cyber Scholars application.