UAH Cyber Corps students attend D.C. job fair

SFS UAH Presentation 2015

At the job fair were Jesse Hairston; Stephen Cantley; Bryant Johnson; Dr. Ray Ray Vaughn, UAH vice president for research and economic development; Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, NSF/EHR assistant director; Nathan Sissom; Donna Seymour, OPM's chief information officer: Gerald Philips; Renee Forney, DHS CyberSkills Initiative executive director; and Jacob Brooks.


UAH recently received its Cyber Corps certificate at the National Science Foundation/Dept. of Homeland Security/Office of Personnel Management job fair held in Washington, D.C.

The first group of students in UAH's NSF-funded Scholarship for Service (SFS) cybersecurity scholarship program attended the job fair, which is part of the scholarship's requirements.

"Our students represented UAH very well amongst some 500 students from across the nation," says Dr. Ray Vaughn, vice president for research and economic development.

Students serve a paid internship during the summer semester in a government cybersecurity related position and fulfill a post-graduation scholarship obligation of one year of government service in a cybersecurity related position for each year of scholarship.

The Scholarship for Service (SFS) program pays for tuition, reimburses health insurance up to a maximum of $2,000 a year, reimburses books up to $1,000 a year and pays for professional development travel up to $3,000 a year. In addition, a stipend is paid each academic year in the amount of $20,000 for undergraduates, $25,000 for master's degree students and $30,000 for doctoral students. Scholarships are awarded for two academic years (four semesters) for undergraduates and master's degree students and for three years (six semesters) for doctoral students. A single student cannot receive more than one SFS scholarship.