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 incurred by full-time students while attending a participating institution, including:
- Tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
- Annual stipend of $25,000 for undergraduate and $34,000 for graduate students
- Professional development reimbursement up to $3,000 / semester for:
- Travel to the SFS Job Fair and other approved travel
- Approved certifications
Upon graduation SFS participants have a commitment to work for an agency within the Federal Executive Branch in an information assurance field for three years. (A limited number of students may be provided an exception to work for National Laboratories and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers.)
Virginia Tech operates a CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program which provides full tuition and up to $25,000/year in scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in cybersecurity. The program is open to students majoring in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering.
To qualify for the CyberCorps scholarship, students must complete the Minor in Cybersecurity and enroll in the Accelerated BS/MS program in their respective major (CS or ECE).
SFS students should consider completing the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security.