CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program
Are you interested in cybersecurity degree programs? Are you looking for cybersecurity scholarships?
CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to recruit and train the next generation of information technology professionals, industrial control system cybersecurity professionals, and security managers to meet the needs of the cybersecurity mission for Federal, State, local, and tribal governments.
The program provides scholarships through qualified institutions of higher education to students who are enrolled in cybersecurity degree programs or cybersecurity -related fields, including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and aerospace. Students identified by their institutions for SFS Scholarships must meet selection criteria based on prior academic performance, likelihood of success in obtaining the degree, and suitability for government employment. Upon graduation, scholarship recipients are required to work a period equal to the length of their scholarship in federal, state, local or tribal Government or in other approved organizations as cybersecurity professionals. Scholarships include tuition, stipend, professional allowance stipend (travel for job fair) and up to three years of support. To date, over five thousand students have received scholarships and committed to work for government organizations across the country.
The program is managed by the National Science Foundation (NSF), in collaboration with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in accordance with the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014. For student, faculty, and government institutions with general questions about the CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service Program, please visit www.sfs.opm.gov or email SFS@opm.gov.
The SFS Program Experience
- Pursue studies in well-established cybersecurity programs
- Gain hands-on learning experience
- Participate in cyber competitions
- Earn industry certifications
- Hone your skills while gaining professional experience
- Tuition and education related fees (excluding items such as meal plans, housing, parking, etc.) for undergraduate and graduate studies for up to three years
- Academic-year stipends of $27,000 per year for undergraduate students and $37,000 per year for graduate students
- Professional allowance of $6,000 for SFS Job Fair and other travel, professional certifications, and other academic necessities
- Virtual and in-person job fairs in Washington, D.C.
- Post-graduation government service requirement for a period equivalent to the length of scholarship
Check out the participating institutions and apply for a scholarship today!
Looking for more information on how your institution can participate in the SFS program? The SFS program includes scholarship and capacity-building components that attract high-caliber students from institutions designated by the National Security Agency (NSA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and CISA as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity and selected by NSF through a competitive process. The program provides funding to universities to award support for up to three years to individual students in the general area of cybersecurity or cybersecurity related fields for undergraduate or graduate studies. Institutions interested in applying for an SFS award should visit the SFS funding webpage.