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The CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) program at Florida International University is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and co-sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The SFS is a prestigious opportunity for FIU students providing them with scholarships in cybersecurity education and training.

CyberCorps® is open to students who are enrolled in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science departments at Florida International University with a strong interest in cybersecurity. SFS recipients will receive internship opportunities prior to graduation, professional development, and employment placement assistance. Upon graduation in return for their scholarships, SFS recipients must work in a position related to cybersecurity for a Federal, State, Local or Tribal government organization in the United States for a period equal to the length of the scholarship. Typically, undergraduate and Master’s students can be funded for up to two years, while Ph.D. students can be funded up to three years. The ultimate goal of the CyberCorps® SFS program is to help in the cybersecurity education and workforce development of the US Government.

Colleges and universities participating in the SFS program are selected by the National Science Foundation through a competitive process. Florida International University participates in the SFS program through the generous support of NSF with the co-sponsorship of Department of Homeland Security and due to FIU’s strong existing academic program in cybersecurity education and research.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Full tuition scholarship (up to 2-3 years depending on degree program)
  • Annual stipend (for living expenses): $22,500 for undergraduate students and $34,000 for graduate students
  • Annual separate funds to reimburse books (up to $2,000), health insurance fees (up to $3,000, only FIU insurance option can be reimbursed), and professional development (including travel, professional certification, up to $4,000)
  • Participation in a targeted job fair and other professional-development events for SFS scholars
  • Participation in the CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service Job Fair, where SFS recipients meet Federal or State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial government employment recruiters
  • Participation in other professional-development events for SFS scholars (trainings, seminars, workshops, conferences, etc.).
  • Summer internships, typically paid, with a government organization (Federal or State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial)

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