About USA's Cyber Scholars Program

 

The University of South Alabama has been awarded its third National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship for Service (SFS) grant. The NSF SFS program provides scholarship opportunities to highly qualified students pursuing cyber security studies as part of USA’s Cyber Scholars program.

USA Cyber Scholars are pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in the School of Computing and take cyber security coursework that will prepare them for their future careers as professionals in the federal cyber security workforce.  The scholarship provides each student with a stipend (undergraduates $22,500 and graduates $34,000) and coverage of tuition, fees, books, and other expenses for a 2 or 3-year period of study.  Upon graduation, they will fulfill a service commitment by working in a U.S. government agency or a federally-funded research center in the area of cyber security for a period of time equal to the length of their scholarship.  Students must also complete a paid internship commitment between the first and second years of the scholarship.  The USA Cyber Scholars participate in professional development events such as workshops, seminars, and cyber competitions, attend a Federal Job Fair, and conduct research in cyber security related areas.

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