The 2020-2021 Academic Year Application has now CLOSED:
However, we will continue to accept applications through May 2020 for possible rolling awards.
Through the Federal CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program, Texas A&M University provides scholarships to outstanding students studying in the field of Cybersecurity. The SFS Program is offered and funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Scholarship recipients will complete either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in diverse Cybersecurity-related programs (e.g., CSE, Engineering, Geography, International Affairs, etc.). After graduation, participants must fulfill a government service obligation for a period equivalent to the length of their scholarship.
Texas A&M University has partnered with Houston Community College to award the SFS scholarships! Eligible applicants are those in their final year at HCC, and have applied and intend to enroll at Texas A&M in Fall 2020. All benefits and eligibility requirements listed below are the same.
- Tuition and fees
- Annual stipend (undergraduate: $22,500, and graduate: $34,000)
- Annual book allowance
- A health insurance reimbursement allowance
- A professional development allowance for SFS job fair (required), travel, professional
In return for receiving scholarship benefits, each scholarship recipient incurs certain
- During the summers while enrolled in the program, each student will be responsible
for securing a Cybersecurity-related internship position at a federal, state, or local
- Upon graduation, each student will be required to work in a qualified
Cybersecurity related position for a federal, state, local, or tribal government
agency or a qualified national laboratory. The work requirement time period
matches the supported time period. For example, a full two-year scholarship
requires two years of federal employment. Each student is responsible for
identifying, applying for, and securing a qualified position.
- Participate in regular research and academic development meetings and/or
- Students who withdraw from or do not meet their obligations to Texas A&M’s
Scholarship for Service Program will need to repay the portion of the scholarship
they used through a conversion of the scholarship to an educational loan.
- Prior to starting the program, students will accept these obligations and terms, including
repayment, through signed agreements with OPM and with Texas A&M University.
Requirements and Eligibility:
Students interested in participating in the SFS program must be:
- A United States citizen or permanent resident.
- Enrolled on a full-time basis at Texas A&M University while receiving an SFS
- Will be a Texas A&M undergraduate junior or senior, or a Master’s student in Fall of 2020 OR is currently in their last year at Houston Community College and has applied to attend Texas A&M in Fall 2020.
- Able to meet selection criteria for federal, state, or local government employment.
As final job placement is likely to require a security clearance, each scholarship
recipient may be required to undergo the background investigation required to
obtain such a clearance.
- Competitive students may be from a variety of majors and will have a strong GPA
for their major (Minimum 3.25).