Scholarship Name:

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (“SCHEV”) Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship

Scholarship Description:

Scholarship offered through SCHEV to Virginia students.

Award Amount:

 Up to $40,000.00

Number of Scholarships:

Multiple awards

Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:


Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1) Min. 3.0 GPA; 2) Must be a Virginia resident OR eligible for a military-related exception for in-state tuition; 2) Must be enrolled/enrolling in a Virginia public or private regionally accredited nonprofit college or university; 3) Must be enrolled/enrolling in a qualifying Virginia CyberSecurity program; 4) Must be within two (2) academic years of graduation; 5) Promissory Note required; 6) Scholarship award payable as follows: Up to $20,000 ($10,000.00 for academic semester) for up to two (2) academic years; 7) Renewable for up to one (1) additional academic year.


o Recipients must commit to work in Virginia in the Cybersecurity field with a Virginia government agency for one (1) year for each year a scholarship is received. If a recipient fails to fulfill the work agreement, the obligation will be converted to a loan.

o The application opens April 1 (annually).  If funds are available, a second application period will open from July 1, 2018 – July 31, 2018.






Virginia VA

Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Paper application

Additional Applicant Requirements:

May be an undergraduate or graduate student

Category (Select all that apply):

Residency, GPA, Merit-based, School/College, Major/Field of Study

Web Site:

Point of Contact:

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Virginia Cybersecurity Public Service
Scholarship Program
101 N. 14th Street
Monroe Bldg, 10th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Telephone: (804) 225-2600

Deadline:   June 30, 2018 (Priority Deadline)/July 31, 2018 (Final Deadline) (receipt date)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).