CyberCorps Scholarships for Service @ NC State

The Scholarship for Service (SFS) program is administered and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in cooperation with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Scholarship benefits include full tuition and fees, a cost-of-living stipend, and reimbursement for travel expenses and professional development. Students awarded a scholarship will incur a service obligation to the government upon graduation from N.C. State.

Scholarship recipients receive internship opportunities prior to graduation, professional development, and employment placement assistance. Upon graduation, recipients 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, students will be funded for two years.

The goal of the CyberCorps® program is to strengthen the workforce charged with safeguarding our government agencies from cyberattacks, and protecting the security and privacy of the public.

The application deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year is March 15, 2020.

Scholarship Benefits


To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States and be a full-time student pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in Computer Science, with specialization in Cybersecurity.

Recipient Obligations

Upon receiving the scholarship, students must:

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Your email will be automatically distributed to the following faculty
  • Dr. Douglas Reeves
  • Dr. Sarah Heckman
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Information about SFS

    Application Information

    How to Apply

    Download, complete and sign the following forms.

    Email completed forms to


    Apply by March 15, 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year.