Cybersecurity Scholarship Opportunity from GSEHD & SEAS

Two GW schools are collaborating to offer new scholarship opportunity through the National Science Foundation (NSF), to support GW’s efforts around cybersecurity.

GW is working to develop a new breed of cybersecurity leaders through the GW HOLISTiC Executive Cyber Corps© program.  The program seeks to train cybersecurity leaders who are equipped with knowledge of technical cybersecurity concepts, the organizational and behavioral phenomena that will impact the successful implementation of cybersecurity initiatives, and advanced research and analytical skills that will allow them to adapt strategies in the face of evolving and increasingly complex threats.

HOLISTiC, the pilot NSF Executive Cyber Corps© program, will provide full tuition scholarships for six students to join the 26th cohort of GW Executive Leadership Doctoral Program (ELP).  The scholarships will last for three years.

HOLISTiC is a collaborative effort between the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) and the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at GW. Students will earn an EdD in Human and Organizational Learning from GSEHD with elective courses through SEAS.

Admission  Requirements
Candidates must apply to both the academic and the scholarship programs:
1.    ELP Application (requirements include but are not limited to:
•    Master’s degree with a minimum 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale
•    Recent (less than 5 years) GRE, GMAT or MAT test scores (50th% or above)
•    At least five years of pertinent professional work experience
•    Personal interview, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation (3)

For detailed  program  application information visit: http://www.gwu.edu/elp/admissions.html

2.   Supplementary HOLISTiC Executive CyberCorps©  Scholarship application:
•    Proof of US Citizenship
•    Demonstrated experience and expertise in cybersecurity
•    Supplemental essay that demonstrates sophisticated writing and analytical skill
•    Interview with HOLISTiC Executive CyberCorps©  interview team

Program  Requirements
HOLISTiC Executive CyberCorps©  students must successfully complete all Executive Leadership Doctoral Program (ELP) requirements in order to earn the degree of Doctor of Education in Human and Organizational Learning (Ed.D. in HOL). In addition, scholarship recipients must do the following:
•    Participate in Executive CyberCorps activities; including required seminars, community of practice, and guest speakers.
•    Attend and actively participate in at least 1 national conference each year;
•    Conduct 2 summer research projects in collaboration with program faculty; and
•    ACCEPT A FULL-TIME POSITION IN A FEDERAL AGENCY (AS A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE) FOR A PERIOD EQUAL IN LENGTH TO THE SCHOLARSHIP PERIOD (3 YEARS). Failure to meet this NS requirement may require scholarship repayment.

To learn more, contact Dr. Diana Burley or Dr. Julie Ryan at: cyberdoc@gwu.edu

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