Cybersecurity and EMS scholarship opportunity up to $10,000
Northern Arizona University is seeking applications from current STEM undergraduate students to join the VICEROY DECREE program.
The Virtual Institutes for Cyber and Electromagnetic Spectrum Research and Employ (VICEROY) DoD Electromagnetic and Cyber Research and Experiential Education Virtual Institute (DECREE) is a consortium of four universities created in close collaboration with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Defense Information Base partners, addressing recruitment and training challenges faced in DoD-related cyber and Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) fields. The program’s goal is to grow the availability of well-qualified and trained students with essential knowledge, skills, and abilities required to plan, synchronize, and lead DoD-related cyber and EMS operations.
VICEROY DECREE scholars will have opportunity to take virtual, credit-bearing coursework from four consortium institutions. Scholars will have access to professional development opportunities, mentoring programs, as well as access to DoD-related internships, co-ops, and post-graduation employment opportunities within the DoD and/or defense industry.
The Virtual Institute addresses high priority needs in the following areas:
- Electromagnetic spectrum
- Strategic foreign languages
- Data science
Scholars will be required to complete 8-10 credits within the VICEROY DECREE designated curriculum by the end of the Spring 2024 semester. At least one-third of credits must be completed, online, outside the home institution. For a list of courses and institutions, please refer to the Courses page.
VICEROY DECREE scholarships will be awarded to students selected by their home institution’s
- Be a current full-time student
- Be enrolled in a STEM program at the home institution
- Be security clearance eligible
- Intend to pursue employment within DoD or the defense industry
Scholars will be evaluated on their academic and extracurricular achievement, and potential to succeed in DoD-related careers. Scholarship information and application is available in the Scholarship Application page.
We strongly encourage applications from veterans, ROTC cadets, and students from historically underrepresented minorities, female, and low-income demographics.
- This scholarship is not related to a military scholarship.
- For ROTC students, this coursework is in addition to the ROTC curriculum.
Any questions or inquiries should be directed to Viceroy-Decree@nau.edu.