Marymount University CyberCorps SFS (Scholarship for Service Program)

Marymount University has been a member of the CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program community since 2008 and our alums are found throughout the Federal government, state governments and national labs. The grant is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), with the latest renewal funded in 2002 for five years. We are conveniently located in the Washington, DC region, close to many Federal agencies, all looking for high-quality cybersecurity talent.


Dr. Diane Murphy, PI

Dr. Andy Hall, Co-PI

Dr. Alex Mbaziira, Co-PI\

Dr. Stephen Boyce, Mentor and Alum

Roncs Etame-Ese, GA and Alum

What’s New?

The application window for the 2024-2025 Fall CyberCorps cohort opens on February 12, 2024 and a CyberCorps information session will be held on March 1, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in Ballston Room 2012. Five scholarships are available.

The application form is extensive, so please review the application form below and get all the necessary information together before you start completing the form. Contact one of our leadership team above, if we can help in any way.

The application form is available HERE

CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS)?

The CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) is a prestigious national program designed to recruit and train the next generation of young cybersecurity professionals to meet the needs of the growing cybersecurity mission for Federal, State, local, and tribal governments. This program provides full scholarships for two or three years of support for cybersecurity programs, at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. In return for their scholarships, awardee must agree to work after graduation for the U.S. Government, in an approved cybersecurity position for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.

Scholarship Benefits

CyberCorpsSFS scholarships are competitively awarded and scholars receive the following:

  1. Full-time tuition and education related fees
  2. Stipend: $27,000 per year for undergraduate students and $37,000 per year for graduate students
  3. Professional development allowance (travel, professional certification etc.) up to $6,000 per academic year

Scholars are full-time students and actively participate in cybersecurity education and outreach efforts in the university and our local community.

Obligations for Scholarship Recipient

SFS scholars must agree to:

  1. Maintaining good academic standing and ability top obtain a government clearance
  2. Participate in government internship positions in the summers during the years of scholarship study
  3. Work immediately following graduation for the Federal Government or a State, Local, or Tribal Government in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship
  4. Participate in other SFS activities, such as weekly group meetings, individual monitoring sessions, designated research, cybersecurity events and outreach activities, competitions, certification bootcamps, conferences and workshops
  5. Meet other CyberCorpsSFS requirements, such as signing Service Agreement Forms and keeping OPM up-to-date on your internship and job seeking activities.

Failure to meet these obligations may result in you needing to reimburse the government for the scholarship funds you have received..

Eligibility for Scholarship

To be eligible for consideration for the SFS scholarship, the student must meet ALL of the following:

  1. United States citizen or lawful permanent resident;
  2. Meet criteria for U.S. federal employment such as ability to obtain the required level security clearance.
    For reference purposes, you can review the federal SF-86 form- Questionnaire for National Security Positions
  3. Have at least a 3.5 undergraduate GPA;
  4. Current or prospective full-time student pursing cybersecurity related degrees at Marymount University including
    1. B.S. Cybersecurity (last 2 years only)
    2. B.S. Information Technology, with a Cybersecurity minor/concentration (last 2 years only)
    3. B.S. Computer Science with a minor in Cybersecurity (last 2 years only)
    4. B.S. Artificial Intelligence with a minor in Cybersecurity (last 2 years only)
    5. B.S./M.S. Cybersecurity (maximum 3 years)
    6. M.S. Information Technology, Cybersecurity Concentration
    7. M.S. Cybersecurity
    8. D.Sc. Cybersecurity (maximum 3 years)

The scholarship is usually for the last two years of your program except for the combined BS/MS when the funding may be for three years.