Start your cybersecurity career with the U.S. government
This program provides scholarship packages for up to three years of support for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate education. In return for their scholarships, recipients must agree to work after graduation for the U.S. government, in a position related to cybersecurity, for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.
- Up to 3 years of support for undergraduate and graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) education
- Academic-year stipends of $25,000 per year for undergraduate students and $34,000 per year for graduate students
- Tuition and education related fees
- Professional allowance of up to $6,000 for SFS Job Fair and other travel, professional certification, etc.
- Participation in virtual and in-person job fairs in Washington, D.C.
- Post-graduation government service requirement for a period equivalent to the length of scholarship
You must be:
- A citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States
- A full-time cybersecurity undergraduate (B.S. in computer science - cybersecurity option) or graduate (M.S. or Ph.D. in cybersecurity) student within three years of graduation by Fall term of the initial award year (e.g. sophomore standing by Fall term)
- Eligibility checklist
- Affirmation of scholarship requirements
- Candidate statement
- Three references
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, however, there will be many agencies in the Federal government that require U.S. citizenship for the requisite security clearance. Once you graduate, you have 18 months to secure a position to meet your commitment.
In order to participate in the program, recipients must be on the Corvallis campus for the award year(s). Undergraduates must participate in the ORTSOC practicum (in-person only). Recipients must participate in research (Research Experiences for Undergraduates are not available online). Recipients must participate in cohort activities, such as a weekly meeting (in-person). So, the program is not available for remote students.
Program recipients must be on the Corvallis campus for the award year(s) (see above). They must be enrolled in the cybersecurity option. They must participate in the ORTSOC practicum. Without meeting these additional requirements, a post-bacc online computer science student would not be eligible.
No. This scholarship package is meant to provide sufficient support to allow students to focus on their studies full-time and participate fully in the required activities.