Information Assurance Scholarship Program

IASP program has been inactive since 2014, so the information below is for historical purpose only. This page will be updated if this program gets activated again.

Do you want to pursue a challenging profession in Information Assurance?
Do you want to work for the Department of Defense and help defend our nation’s cyber space?
Do you want to have your education fully paid for?

Apply for the Security Assured Information Systems (SAIS) Track at the University of Pittsburgh, a recently designated National Center of Academic Center in Information Assurance Education. Receive certification for the following national IA standards CNSS 4011, 4012, 4013, 4014 and 4015

DoD-IASP Opportunity

The University of Pittsburgh is proud to offer an exceptional program that enables civilians to obtain a scholarship for a graduate degree with concentration in Information Assurance, receive a salary while in school, and begin a career with an unlimited future. Founded in early 2004, the Laboratory of Education and Research on Security Assured Information Systems (LERSAIS) in the Department of Information Science and Telecommunications (DIST) has recently been re-designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research (CAE & CAE-Research) jointly by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The DIST currently offers a Security Assured Information Systems (SAIS) Track in the MS/PhD in Information Science (MSIS) and MS in Telecommunications (MST) and degree programs.

LERSAIS is in the process of applying to DoD for the prestigious DoD-IASP scholarship funds and is currently accepting applications from interested students. The scholarship recipients will be selected by the DoD while the scholarship applications will be handled by the LERSAIS. The scholarship will be for pursuing a MSIS/MST degree program through the SAIS Tracks in the DIST. The scholarship students will be in the program for up to two years. All accepted students will receive stipends plus support for tuition and fees, and room and board. Upon graduation, the students will be required to work for a DoD agency as a civilian employee for up to two years upon the graduation.

Scholarship Benefits

Each student in the program will be supported for up to two years. The specific benefits will be:

Requirements and Eligibility

The following criteria must be fulfilled to be eligible for the DoD-IASP support:

Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Each applicant to the DoD-IASP program should provide the following:

Full Program Details

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Full application material must be received by January 30, 2013. Send your application package to:

Dr. James B D Joshi
Re: IASP Program Application
706A SIS Building
University of Pittsburgh
135 North Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Please also notify by e-mail your intent to apply ASAP.