Scholarship for Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that fully fund the typical costs that students pay for books, tuition, and room and board while attending an approved institution of higher learning. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. Each year or partial year of scholarship benefits incurs a one year government service obligation.
This program is ONLY open to citizens of the United States who are willing and eligible to obtain a security clearance. NO EXCEPTIONS!
SFS Scholarship Students must serve at a government agency in a cyber security position for a period equivalent to the length of the scholarship or one year, whichever is longer.
Students must have junior standing or higher and take an approved undergraduate or graduate course of study at MSU which includes:
Scholarships are available for East Mississippi Community College students coming to MSU to complete their undergraduate degrees in one of the disciplines listed above. Additionally, all SFS recipients are expected to complete the requirements for the award of the MSU Information Assurance Professional Certificate.