Ten NSF CyberCorps scholarships awarded in program’s fourth year at UAH

Award recipients

Over 20 students are currently enjoying the benefits of UAH’s participation in the NSF’s CyberCorps Scholarships for Service program, which includes full tuition and fees, an annual stipend, and more.

Michael Mercier | UAH

Ten students were awarded full cybersecurity scholarships by The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH); eight are from UAH, and two are from partner universities. UAH is in the fourth year of a five-year, $4.2 million grant from CyberCorps® Scholarships for Service (SFS), a program administered and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in cooperation with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

The scholarship comprises full tuition and fees, an annual stipend of $22,500 for undergraduates and $34,000 for graduate students, up to $2,000 per year reimbursement for books, up to $4,000 per year in reimbursement for professional development and travel expenses, and up to $3,000 per year in reimbursement for health insurance.

"UAH has a large number of students across four majors pursuing computing degrees, making it easy to find a cohort of top-notch students for SFS," says Dr. Tommy Morris, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of UAH’s Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education. "This year we have scholarship recipients from the fields of computer engineering, computer science, and information systems, as well as from UAH’s interdisciplinary master’s program in cybersecurity."

This year’s UAH recipients include:

  • Christian Schenck
  • Jordan Flowers
  • Polychroniades "Telly" Panteleimon
  • Irene Cervantes
  • Jonathan Slack
  • Erika Davis
  • Nicholas Benson
  • Logan Johnson

Amber Paris at Calhoun Community College and Chase Golden at Northeast Alabama Community College were also awarded SFS scholarships, in accordance with UAH’s expansion of the program last year to include Snead State Community College, Northeast Alabama Community College, and Calhoun Community College. Recipients at partner community colleges are required to complete their degree at UAH and major in computer engineering, computer science, or information systems.

"The CyberCorps® Scholarships for Service program is fantastic, not just for the students, but also for UAH and Huntsville," says Dr. Morris. "Our graduates are meeting the growing demand for greatly needed cybersecurity talent at Redstone Arsenal and beyond."

Students at UAH and graduates from other universities and community colleges who are interested in applying for a cybersecurity scholarship through this program may do so by completing and submitting UAH’s CyberCorps application by Feb. 1, 2018. Note that those who are awarded a scholarship under this program incur a service obligation to the U.S. Government upon graduation from UAH and are required to participate in a paid internship during summer semesters.


Dr. Tommy Morris