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.

 

Eligibility

Applicants must:
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.

 

Program Benefits

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.

 

Participating Faculty