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K-State Today Student Edition

March 16, 2021

Applications for CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program deadline now open

Submitted by Wynne Reichart

The Center for Information and Systems Assurance at Kansas State University has recently secured a renewal of the National Science Foundation 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 also individual mentoring from cybersecurity faculty, opportunities to participate in unique cutting-edge research, networking with students with similar interests and to have lots of fun in the process.

Benefits of this program include doing cool cybersecurity activities, receiving a $25,000 per year stipend — 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, March 26. Contact Dan Andresen at dan@k-state.edu or Eugene Vasserman at eyv@k-state.edu with questions or for more information.