Cybercorps: Scholarship for Service Application (SFS)
Opens Oct 1 2021 09:00 AM (PDT)
Deadline Aug 15 2022 11:59 PM (PDT)
Description


UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TACOMA


A Scholarship for Service Program in Cybersecurity Sponsored by the National Science Foundation


Application Deadline-Undergraduate students: August 15, 2022

Application Deadline-Graduate students: April 15, 2022

Priority Deadline-all students: March 15, 2022


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.

Eligibility 

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently enrolled in, or applied for admission/transfer to one the following programs at University of Washington Tacoma: 
    • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology 
    • Master of Cybersecurity & Leadership 
    • PhD in Computer Science and Systems
  • Have a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Meet selection criteria for federal employment, including obtaining a security clearance

Benefits

  • 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.  

Obligations

  • 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.

Application Process

  • The following documents are required to apply:
    • Copy of unofficial transcript (from all attended colleges or universities)
    • Resume
    • 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.   

For more information visit: https://www.sfs.opm.gov/ or contact Dr. Yan Bai at yanb@uw.edu  


Apply

Cybercorps: Scholarship for Service Application (SFS)



UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TACOMA


A Scholarship for Service Program in Cybersecurity Sponsored by the National Science Foundation


Application Deadline-Undergraduate students: August 15, 2022

Application Deadline-Graduate students: April 15, 2022

Priority Deadline-all students: March 15, 2022


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.

Eligibility 

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently enrolled in, or applied for admission/transfer to one the following programs at University of Washington Tacoma: 
    • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology 
    • Master of Cybersecurity & Leadership 
    • PhD in Computer Science and Systems
  • Have a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Meet selection criteria for federal employment, including obtaining a security clearance

Benefits

  • 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.  

Obligations

  • 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.

Application Process

  • The following documents are required to apply:
    • Copy of unofficial transcript (from all attended colleges or universities)
    • Resume
    • 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.   

For more information visit: https://www.sfs.opm.gov/ or contact Dr. Yan Bai at yanb@uw.edu  


Apply
Opens
Oct 1 2021 09:00 AM (PDT)
Deadline
Aug 15 2022 11:59 PM (PDT)

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