CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS program starting in Fall 24 or Spring 25)

CyberCorpsSFS is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government’s critical information infrastructure.

Scholarship Components:

  • Up to 3 years of support for undergraduate and graduate (MS or PhD) education
  • Academic-year stipends of $27,000 per year for undergraduate students and $37,000 per year for graduate students
  • Tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  • Professional allowance of $4,000 for SFS Job Fair and other travel, professional certification, etc.
  • Book allowance of $2,000
  • 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


  • US citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a career in cybersecurity
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

Full-time student with one of the following programs in Spring 2024 or Fall 2024:

  1. Bachelor program (junior or senior year)
  2. Accelerated BS/MS dual degree program (junior, senior or last year of graduate study)
  3. Masters program (first or second year)
  4. Ph.D. program (at least third year)

UofM CyberCorps Program
Students in cybersecurity will receive professional training and education with foci on cybersecurity knowledge, hands-on skills, problem-solving capabilities, and competitive advantages. For any questions, please contact Rhonda Smothers, CyberCorps coordinator at

Basic Requirements:

  • Sign CyberCorps: Scholarship For Service (SFS) Service Agreement
  • Sign a Forgivable Loan Promissory Notes
  • Maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Participate in CyberCorps cohort activities
  • Continued ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Apply for, receive, and participate in internships each summer with an approved governmental agency
    *Apply for, receive, and accept a full-time position with an approved governmental agency upon completion of degrees; and complete service at that agency equal to the time funded by the scholarship.

Once you are awarded this CyberCorps scholarship, it is highly recommended that you not accept other scholarships or hold any part-time jobs since the SFS scholarship has a competitive package.

Supplemental Questions
  1. CyberCorps Scholarship Question Set
    • Please upload a personal statement. The statement should indicate the reason for applying and a commitment to work for a federal, state, local, or tribal government organization after graduation.
    • Please upload your Resume.
    • Please upload your Transcript.
  2. Please request a Letter of Recommendation. (optional) - Please note: Letters from faculty or related specialists vouching for students’ academic excellence in cybersecurity will be a plus.