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K-State Today Student Edition

October 6, 2020

Applications for CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service Program now open

Submitted by Wynne Reichart

The Center for Information and Systems Assurance at Kansas State University has recently secured a renewal of the NSF CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service. As part of this award, we are now offering scholarships worth $75,000-$105,000 over three years per student.

The CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program is open to everyone with an interest and passion for cybersecurity, and a desire to work for the federal government in a cybersecurity role. You are not expected to already be an expert! The scholarship provides not only monetary support, but individual mentoring from cybersecurity faculty, opportunities to participate in unique cutting-edge research, network with students with similar interests and have lots of fun in the process.

Benefits of this program include doing cool cybersecurity activities, receiving a $25,000 per year stiped — more if you are a graduate student — paid tuition and fees, up to $6,000 professional development budget, unique networking and professional development opportunities, in-person and virtual career fairs to connect you directly with employers, and preferential hiring for government positions in cybersecurity.

The principal expectations as a recipient are that you have a cybersecurity-oriented degree program, have to maintain a 3.2 GPA — 3.3 for graduate students — be involved in cybersecurity extracurricular activities, projects, and outreach at K-State, and be willing to work for the federal government one year for each year you accept the scholarship. To apply and find more information, visit the K-State CyberCorps website.

The application deadline for this year is Friday, Oct. 23. Contact Dan Andresen at dan@k-state.edu or Eugene Vasserman at eyv@k-state.edu with questions or for more information.