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Application Information

Due Date: Digital submission by 10:59 PM central on February 1, 2022. No late submissions will be considered.
Suggested Document: Application Resume Template
Digital transcripts should be emailed directly to ccre@uah.edu.

Application for 2022 SFS/CYSP   

The CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program is administered and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in cooperation with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Scholarship benefits include full tuition and fees, a cost-of-living stipend, and reimbursement for travel expenses and professional development. Students awarded a scholarship incur a service obligation to the government upon graduation from UAH and are required to participate in an internship during the summer semester.

The SFS shares an application with the Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP). The CySP has similar benefits to the SFS; however, students are immediately paired with a DoD employer upon receipt of the scholarship. Applicants should complete both applications to maximize their chance of receiving a scholarship. The Scholarship Summary table below outlines the benefits and requirements of each scholarship

Scholarship Summary SFS (Scholarship for Service) CySP (Cyber Scholarship Program)
Tuition Covered 100% tuition and fees 100% tuition and fees
Annual Stipend

$25,000 for undergradate students

$34,000 for graduate students

$27,000 for undergraduate students

$32,000 for graduate students

Other Benefits $6,000 annual credit for professional development, travel, laptop, etc.

$1,250 annual credit for books

$1,500 laptop allowance

Duration

Up to two academic years for undergraduate and master's students

Up to three academic years for PhD students

Up to two academic years for undergraduate and master's students

Up to three academic years for PhD students

Service Obligation The scholarship recipient must earn and maintain employment with a federal organization for at least the number of years SFS is awarded. The scholarship recipient must maintain employment with the federal organization in which the recipient is placed for at least the number of years CySP is awarded.
GPA Minimum

3.0 for undergraduate students

3.2 for graduate students

3.2 for undergraduate students

3.5 for graduate students

Those interested in the SFS scholarship should review the application process or contact any of the following:

  • Dr. Tommy Morris: CCRE Director, Eminent Scholar and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, tommy.morris@uah.edu, 256.824.6576
  • Dr. Sara Graves: Professor of Computer Science, sara.graves@uah.edu, 256.824.6064
  • Dr. Jatinder Gupta: Eminent Scholar and Professor, Business, jeet.gupta@uah.edu, 256.824.6593
  • Dr. Sam Yoo: Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, seong-moo.yoo@uah.edu, 256.824.6858

Applications for this program are generally solicited in February of each year, with scholarships to begin in the fall semester of that same year.