- Information regarding the annual DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) usually is available between December and February. 2023 CySP application deadline has passed. Please check back later.
- NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program Requirements: Only U.S. citizens and Permanent residents are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program
CyberCorps Program benefits:
The scholarship program will support undergraduate students toward the completion of their final year of undergraduate study and two years of the M.S. in cybersecurity program and graduate students for two years of M.S. in a cybersecurity program.
- Full-time tuition
- Provision of academic-year stipends of $22,500 per year for undergraduate students and $34,000 per year for graduate students.
- A health insurance reimbursement allowance up to $3,000 per year;
- A professional development allowance of $4,000 for SFS Job Fair and symposium, research conferences and cybersecurity skill development, professional certification, and etc.
- A book allowance of $2,000 per academic year.
CyberCorps Eligibility Requirements
Undergraduate (3-year program towards M.S.)
|Graduate (2-year graduate program towards M.S.)|
CyberCorps Program obligations:
- Participate in SFS Introduction Session
- Complete courses in the curriculum with a minimum letter grade of B
- Conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor assigned by PI during the semester
- Undergo at least one professional certification training
- Participate in at least one security competition, such as SECCDC and National Cyber League
- Provide technical training events
- Join ISSA and InfraGuard
- Serve as a mentor in at least one of these programs, SFS student ambassador program, Community Internship program, and etc.
- Serve in a leadership position in one of these: UTC CyberSecurity organization, NSBE, SWE, IEEE, ACM, ACM Middle-SE
- Participate in summer internship/research programs
- Attend at least 2 conferences related to education/research/professional development
- Attend SFS Job Fair, WiCyS Career Fair, Virtual SANS Talent Fair
- After graduation, MUST serve at a federal, state, local, or tribal government organization or national labs in a full-time cybersecurity position for a period equivalent to the length of the scholarship or one year, whichever is longer.
CyberCorps Application Process
- Please contact Dr. Qin before submitting your application form.
- A 500-word essay describing your interests in cybersecurity and career aspirations
- Current resume
- Academic transcript
- Three letters of recommendation with at least two letters from faculty describing applicants ability to: a. pursue graduate training in cybersecurity, b) aptitude, c) professionalism, d) motivation, e) expertise in cybersecurity, f) interests and commitment to government jobs, and g) personal responsibility.
- Commitment to work for the federal government for two (for 2-year program students) or three years (for 3-year program students) upon completion of the CyberCorps: SFS program
- Complete CyberCorps: SFS (Scholarship Track) Service Agreement
CyberCorps Maintaining Scholarship Criteria
Undergraduate (3-year program)
Graduate (2-year program)
Please see Hong Qin for additional information about CyberCorps.