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National Science Foundation Scholarship for Service Program

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.

C-Spire Foundation

  • US Citizen from MS, AL or TN
  • 3.0 GPA and 25 ACT
  • Any classification
  • $3,000 (payable in two $1,500 semesters)

Susan & Philip Bridges Scholarship in CSE

  • MSU GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • CS or SE major
  • $2,000 (payable in two $1,000 semesters)

Goudelock Scholarship for Computer Science and Engineering

  • MSU GPA of 3.0 or better
  • CS, CPE or SE junior or senior
  • Good academic standing with no honor code infractions
  • $1,000 (payable in two $500 semesters)

Brad Carter Scholarship

  • Junior/Senior Standing
  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • CS or SE major
  • $1,000 (payable in two $500 semesters)

Julia Hodges Scholarship

  • Full-time CS major
  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • $1,000 (payable in two $500 semesters)

BankTel Scholarship

  • Computer Science or Computer Engineering major
  • 2.5 or above
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • $1000 (payable $500 per semester)