Cybercorps: Scholarship for Service Application (SFS)
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TACOMA
A Scholarship for Service Program in Cybersecurity Sponsored by the National Science Foundation
- For current (continuing students), we will review all applications on a rolling basis when SFS application is open.
- For prospective students, the application deadline is April 15, 2023
About the Program
- CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of cybersecurity professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure.
Students must meet the following requirements to apply and receive the CyberCorps® SFS:
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Currently enrolled in, or applied for admission/transfer to one the following programs:
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Systems
- Master of Science in Computer Science and Systems
- Master of Cybersecurity & Leadership
- Have a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
- Meet selection criteria for federal employment, including obtaining a security clearance
A number of SFS scholarships are offered in partnership with University of Colorado, Colorado Springs PhD in Security degree program. For more information, please contact professor Yan Bai at email@example.com
- Full tuition and academic fees for up to 3 years.
- Annual stipend of $25,000 for undergraduate students and $34,000 for graduate students.
- Annual professional allowance of up to $6,000.
- Eligible and well trained for full-time employment in federal government agencies (UWT CyberCorps® scholars are responsible to apply for and obtain a position. The program can provide assistance with identifying employment opportunities).
- Strong potential for progression into a cybersecurity doctoral program with SFS scholarship.
- Be a full-time student
- Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA
- Complete a course of study in cybersecurity as approved by the program director. Though there will be some flexibility for individual student interests, most will be required courses.
- Participate in all University of Washington Tacoma CyberCorps® program activities.
- Maintain a lifestyle compatible with government agency requirements to maintain security clearance (e.g. no drugs/felonies, good financial stewardship, etc.).
- Students must participate in a summer internship with a government agency as approved by the program director between their first and second year in the program.
- Work for a federal executive agency in a qualifying position, upon completing academic degree requirements. PhD students can also work as educators in the field of cybersecurity at qualified institutions of higher education. Length of service depends on length of scholarship support-one year of service for each year of support.
- The following documents are required to apply:
- Copy of unofficial transcript (from all attended colleges or universities)
- Two letters of recommendation from faculty or employers
- Statement of purpose describing professional, personal, and academic goals; commitment to the SFS program, and how the SFS program will help you achieve your goals.