Defense Civilian Training Corps Recruiting

Defense Civilian Training Corps Recruiting

We are getting ready to recruit our next group of Defense Civilian Training Corps scholars. Our next cohort will have 35 students and we are looking for approximately half of them to be selected out of the College of Engineering. We are looking for U.S. citizens with a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA and who will graduate May of 2026

Some basic elements of the program are: a scholarship covering tuition and fees, a $2,000 per month stipend, a DoD Internship (selected by our program), a Security clearance before graduation, and assistance with DoD job placement. There will be a 1-for-1 scholarship payback requiring at least 2 years work in a DoD organization.

Our Purdue webpage is located at: Defense Civilian Training Corps - Purdue University

 

Applicants are required to submit their application for the Defense Civilian Training Corps (DCTC) online by March 31, 2024, at 11:59pm EST. Before the end of the Spring 2024 semester, successful applicants will receive a tentative offer contingent upon passing an initial background check and have one week to accept. The initial background check will be performed within two months of receipt of the tentative offer.
 
Students selected to DCTC must:
 
•register for the 2-credit hour DCTC 301 course in the Fall 2024 semester, and
•register for a 2-credit DCTC course in each of the three subsequent semesters leading up to graduation.
 
If selected, students are strongly encouraged to join the DCTC Research Review event in Washington, DC, July 29-31, 2024 (stipend provided).