CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service

CyberCorpsThe CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program is administered and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in cooperation with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The program will prepare 20 full-time master students with superior cybersecurity skills for entry into the government workforce, including 10 BS (senior)+MENG CSE and 10 on-campus MS CS students. All SFS scholars will pursue UofL’s graduate certificate in cybersecurity and are required to participate in the SFS program activities such as cohort meetings, cybersecurity professional development, assigned research and learning activities, surveys, etc. Participants also need to maintain a 3.2 GPA. Scholarship benefits include full tuition and fees, a cost-of-living stipend, and reimbursement for travel expenses and professional development. Students awarded a scholarship incur a service obligation to the government upon graduation from UofL and are required to participate in a federal internship in cybersecurity during the summer semester.

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Application for SFS (2023 – 2028). The scholarships are open until filled. Eligible applicants should submit their applications ASAP.

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Scholarship SummarySFS (Scholarship for Service)
Tuition Covered100% tuition and fees
Annual Stipend$27,000 for undergraduate students
$37,000 for graduate students
Other Benefits$6,000 annual credit for professional development, travel, laptop, etc.
DurationUp to three academic years for full-time BS (senior) and MENG CSE students
Up to two academic years for full-time on-campus MS CS students
Service ObligationThe scholarship recipient must earn and maintain employment with a federal organization for at least the number of years SFS is awarded.
EligibilityMust be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States, and be eligible for federal employment. Must be able to obtain security clearance and pass OPM verification.
GPA Minimum3.0 (cumulative and major) for BS CSE senior students
3.2 for graduate students