The Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks to increase the number of qualified students entering the fields of information assurance and computer security and to increase the capacity of U.S. colleges and universities to continue to produce professionals in these fields to meet the needs of our increasingly technological society. The SFS program is composed of two tracks: The Scholarship Track provides funding to colleges and universities to award scholarships to students in the information assurance and computer security fields. Scholarship recipients shall pursue academic programs in information assurance for the final two years of undergraduate study, for two years of master’s-level study, or for the final two years of Ph.D.-level study. Upon graduation, after their two-year scholarships, recipients will be required to work for the federal government in information security for two years. The Capacity Building Track provides funds to colleges and universities to improve the quality and increase the production of information assurance and computer security professionals. Professional development of information assurance faculty and development of academic programs can be funded under this track. Approximately 3-5 Scholarship Track awards and 12-18 Capacity Building Track awards will be made.

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