Georgia State University, Department of Computer Information Systems

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Scholarship ID:GSU-Department of Computer Information Systems-SFS [#27464]
Scholarship Title: GSU Scholarship For Service Program
Scholarship Type:Student programs
Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4015, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Cyber Security
Appl Deadline:2024/05/19 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/04/08, listed until 2024/05/19)
Description:    

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Georgia State University Computer and Information Systems Department and Computer Science Department have several openings for the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program. The SFS program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is a unique program designed to recruit and train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals to meet the needs of the cybersecurity mission for Federal, State, local, and tribal governments. Georgia State University is a proud participant in the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program (https://inspire.gsu.edu/nsf-sfs/).

This program offers a generous scholarship (which includes full tuition and a stipend). After graduation, SFS scholarship recipients (SFS scholars) are required to work full-time in a governmental cybersecurity position for a time equal to the length of their scholarship. The program offers extensive opportunities for professional growth through engagement with government and industry partners, involvement in research, and participation in outreach activities.

Program benefits: • The scholarship provides up to three years of tuition, stipend, and funds for books, travel, and professional development. • Stipend: $37,000 per academic year for graduate students and $ 27,0000 for undergraduate students. • Professional development and book allowance of $6,000 per academic year. • Tuition and education-related fees (excluding meal plans, housing, and parking). • Independent study and research experiences with faculty members, resulting in a Master’s thesis or PhD dissertation. • Placement support for summer internships and post-graduation position through a virtual Career Fair, an in-person Career Fair (held in the Washington DC area), and GSU career services. • Up to three years of support for cybersecurity education. • Summer internships, typically paid, with a government organization.

Important Commitments: • After graduation, SFS scholarship recipients (SFS scholars) are required to work full-time in a governmental cybersecurity position for a time equal to the length of their scholarship. • To continue to receive their scholarship funding, students must remain in good standing by meeting all eligibility requirements during their enrollment. • Graduate students are allowed to take university positions (GRA) during the academic year and are not allowed to take any position off campus.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: • Citizenship: All SFS scholars must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. • Academic Merit: Grade point average of at least 3.0 for undergraduate students and 3.2 for graduate students. • Security Clearance Eligibility: Students must be willing to undergo and have reason to believe they would pass a rigorous background check for future security clearances. The Security Clearance Eligibility Form can be found at https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf86.pdf. • Accepted into one of the following programs with a focus on Cybersecurity for Fall 2024: Master of Science in Information Systems Cybersecurity Concentration, Master of Science in Computer Science, BBA CIS Major Cybersecurity Concentration, or BS in Computer Science • Interest in Cybersecurity: Students must demonstrate a strong interest in cybersecurity work through their interview, prior academic work and/or professional experience and activities. • Communication Skills (verbal and written): Demonstrated with applicant’s written work, CV/resume and interviews. • Commitment and Flexibility: Through previous coursework, experience and their interviews, students applying for the program should have a demonstrable ability to commit to finishing the program and fulfilling the terms of their scholarship award. Since placement (for the internship, post-graduation position or both) will most likely be outside of Georgia, students interested in pursuing the CyberCorps SFS program must be flexible on where they live following graduation. Positions are often located in the Washington D.C. metro area but can be in any state.

Documents to be submitted by the applicant: • Completed SFS Application Form (https://inspire.gsu.edu/document/sfs-application-form/?wpdmdl=2018&masterkey=6421b6a279147). • Official transcripts from all previous post-secondary schools other than GSU. • Resume or curriculum vitae highlighting any education and work experience relevant to cybersecurity and relevant extracurricular activities. • Three (3) letters of recommendation highlighting technical and scholarly skills and experience. • Personal Statement (max 500 words)

Questions about the position can be directed to the program manager at svillacorta@gsu.edu.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

Further Info:
https://inspire.gsu.edu/nsf-sfs/
email address
 
P.O. Box 4015
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4015