Application Information

Due Date: Digital submission by 10:59 PM central on January 24, 2024. No late submissions will be considered.
Suggested Document: Application Resume Template
Digital transcripts should be emailed directly to cyberscholarships@uah.edu.


*Applicants must sign-in to a Google account to view and complete the application. The application may be previewed as a PDF here: Application PDF Preview

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

$27,000 for undergradate students

$37,000 for graduate students

$29,000 for undergraduate students

$34,000 for graduate students

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

$1,000 annual credit for books

$1,650 laptop allowance


Two academic years for undergraduate and master's students

Up to three academic years for PhD students

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

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

January 24, 2024, 10:59pm central