Scholarship for Service Program - U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Provided by: United States Office of Personnel Management
The Scholarship for Service Program is open to full-time bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree students who are pursuing studies with an emphasis in information assurance. You must be a U.S. citizen, meet criteria for Federal employment, and be able to obtain a security clearance, if required, to be eligible for this program. Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that fully fund the typical costs that students pay for books, tuition, and room and board while attending an approved institution of higher learning. Additionally, participants receive stipends of up to $8,000 for undergraduate and $12,000 for graduate students. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). You must attend a participating institution and contact the program's coordinator at your institution to obtain details. Scholarships are available for undergraduates during junior and senior years; and for master's and doctorate students for up to two years. Recipients must serve at a Federal agency in an information assurance position for a period equivalent to the length of the scholarship or one year, whichever is longer.