CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS)A Scholarship for Service through the National Science Foundation
Scholarship for Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government’s critical information infrastructure. The goals of the CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program are aligned with the U.S. National CyberStrategy to develop a superior cybersecurity workforce. This program provides scholarships that, in addition to offering a generous stipend, fully fund the typical costs that students pay for books, tuition, and room and board while attending an approved institution of higher learning. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. Each scholarship recipient agrees to work with the government (federal, state, local, or tribal) post-graduation for a period equal to the duration of the scholarship.
1. be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States;
2. demonstrate a commitment to a career in improving the security of information technology;
3. have demonstrated a high level of competency in relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities, as defined by the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework;
4. be a full-time student within three years of graduation with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a coherent formal program that is focused on cybersecurity; or be a research-based doctoral student.
The SFS Scholarship award supports up to three years of stipends, tuition and allowances for students in the general area of cybersecurity. The scholarships provide academic year stipends of $25,000 per year for undergraduate students and $34,000 per year for graduate students. It provides an educational allowance up to $15,750 (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking); and a professional allowance of $6,000 per academic year for the SFS Job Fair and other travel, books, professional certifications etc.
- Jia Di: Professor and 21st Century Research Leadership Chair, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Homepage https://sites.uark.edu/jdi/
- Brajendra Panda, Professor, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Homepage http://csce.uark.edu/~bpanda/
- Dale R. Thompson: Associate Professor, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Homepage https://www.netgeekdr.com/
- Chase Rainwater, Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering, Homepage https://sites.uark.edu/cer/
- Alan Mantooth, Distinguished Professor and 21st Century Research Leadership Chair, Electrical Engineering, Homepage https://seeds.thepower.group/
- Xintao Wu, Professor and Professor and Charles D. Morgan/Acxiom Endowed Graduate Research Chair in Database, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Homepage http://www.csce.uark.edu/~xintaowu/
- Qinghua Li, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Homepage http://csce.uark.edu/~qinghual/