The Cybersecurity Scholars Program pairs with any major to train you to become a leader in cybersecurity! In this program, you will collaboratively assess and develop both cultural and technical solutions to the most pressing cybersecurity problems.
Meet with policymakers, defense specialists and other experts in government and finance. Get connected with internships, mentoring and employment.
You will enroll in a one-credit course each semester and select from a range of possible activities, such as:
- Participating in simulated emergency situations, including national or corporate cyberattacks, where you will lead a team to address the crisis
- Analyzing and creating case studies for “headline” attacks
- Performing security audits of real companies and their policies
- Examining legal cases with local law firms
- Analyzing white papers published by defense think tanks
- Meeting with key public officials in Washington, D.C.
- Visiting New York City to work with financial security experts and corporate decision-makers
How to Apply
The fall 2024 application is now open. Incoming freshmen admitted to UD's Newark campus can apply by completing the program’s required essay on their student portal, My Blue Hen Home. Students may apply to multiple programs, but will only be admitted to one.
The priority deadline for Scholars & Fellows applications is March 15.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cybersecurity Scholars is open to incoming freshmen admitted to UD’s Newark campus.
Admitted students can access the application essay prompts through their student portal, My Blue Hen Home. Students may apply to multiple Scholars and Fellows programs, but will only be admitted to one.
The priority deadline for Scholars & Fellows applications is March 15, but students who apply after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.