Augusta University

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service

Information Session Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:30 PM University Hall 122

The National Science Foundation’s CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program is accepting applications until July 19th for Augusta University and Augusta Technical College students who plan to transfer to Augusta University. The purpose of the program is to increase the number of qualified students entering government cybersecurity positions.

Students awarded scholarship funds are expected to secure a cybersecurity position at a federal, state, local, or tribal agency with special approval. Awardees must commit to work one year for every year of scholarship assistance (e.g. two years of scholarship funds = minimum of two years of service). Students will be assisted with job placement by the SFS Program Office & Augusta University Cyber Institute. Students are ultimately responsible for securing employment. Failure to do so will result in all scholarship funds converting into a loan that must be repaid. Successful applicants will be awarded starting the Fall 2018 semester and must be full-time students.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States. Student must also be prepared to attain high-level security clearances required for potential jobs and internships.
  • You must be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) as a full-time student at Augusta University and be within three years of graduation of a bachelor or master’s degree with a cybersecurity focus (e.g. Augusta University’s undergraduate Information Technology degree with Cyber Defender/Advanced Cyber Defender certificate, Augusta University’s graduate Information Security Management degree, Augusta Technical College’s Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity). Minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA & 3.5 cumulative graduate GPA.

Benefits:

  • Tuition and fees are paid by the scholarship.
  • A health insurance reimbursement allowance up to $3,000 per year.
  • A professional development allowance of $4,000 (e.g. used to attend SFS Job Fair(s), travel for cyber-related conferences, attain professional certifications).
  • A book allowance of $2,000 per academic year.
  • Internship requirements provide hands on experience.
  • Yearly stipend for undergraduate students: $22,500
  • Yearly stipend for graduate students: $34,000

To Apply:

RSVP by emailing Markus Bacha @ mbacha@augusta.edu no later than 5 pm, July 11th.

RSVP and attend the Information Session on July 12th. Additional material and applications will be provided at the Information Session. Please email Markus Bacha if you have any additional questions.

Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. Re-applications for continuing students to complete their degree is encouraged, contingent on funding.