Deadline for the Fall 2021 Application:
April 8, 2021 April 15, 2021 (extended)
- Questions about the program should be addressed to
- Each scholarship includes:
- Full tuition
- Stipend for each academic year ($22,500 for undergraduate students and $34,000 for graduate students)
- Health insurance allowance up to $3,000 per year
- Professional development allowance up to $4,000 per year for the NSF Scholarship for Service (SFS) Job Fair and other travel such as professional certification or attending conferences.
- Books allowance up to $2,000 per academic year
- The scholarships can be awarded as one of the following categories:
- Students combining Bachelor and Master Degrees: one academic year (the senior year) for the undergraduate program and two academic years for their Master program.
- Master students: two academic years.
- PhD students: three academic years.
The recipients of the scholarships in the first two categories must receive an MS degree in one of the following programs: MS in Cybersecurity and Privacy or MS in IT Administration and Security. The recipients of the scholarships in the third category must receive a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science. A single student cannot receive more than one SFS scholarship.
- Scholarship recipients have the following obligations:
- Complete the degree program successfully and on time.
- Fulfill a post-graduation service obligation to the US Government: For each year of scholarship received, work one year in a cybersecurity-related position for the federal agency. *
- Complete a summer internship with a participating federal agency.
- Participate in a government “job fair” in early January in Washington DC.