Marymount University is accepting applications for its CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program, which provides full tuition and other benefits in exchange for a commitment to work in government-related cybersecurity for a period equal in length to the scholarship. Applications are being accepted until Oct. 31 for the Spring 2016 semester.
The awards also cover academic fees, academic conference travel, and provide a book allowance and a stipend for a two-year program of study at the graduate or upper-division undergraduate level. A paid internship is mandatory.
Funded through National Science Foundation grants and coordinated by the Office of Personnel Management, the nationwide program is designed to increase the number of federal cybersecurity professionals protecting critical information infrastructure. Marymount, designated as a National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence in CyberSecurity, will award up to four scholarships annually.
Marymount encourages applications that will increase diversity in the cybersecurity workplace, including women, minorities, veterans and non-traditional students who are transferring from community colleges such as Northern Virginia Community College.
For more information, go to marymount.edu/cybercorps-sfs.