Friday, January 3, 2014

Cybersecurity Scholarships (Federal)

Cybersecurity Scholarships from the Federal Government:

Reducing vulnerabilities in national information infrastructures requires much more than leading-edge technologies and superior operational capabilities. It requires well-trained, skilled personnel in a variety of IA-related disciplines - and in sufficient numbers - to integrate the various dimensions of IA into a cohesive and coherent whole.
To meet the important challenge of finding and training these personnel, the DoD works with universities across the country to develop and expand IA-related curricula and to offer programs of study for future IA professionals. Students attending such universities are eligible to apply for the following scholarship programs to help them achieve their IA goals:
The Department of Defense IASP enables qualified students enrolled in National Centers of Academic Excellence, civilians, and military personnel to participate in full-time study to pursue degrees or graduate certificate programs in information assurance disciplines. In return, scholars must agree to some restrictions and obligations regarding curriculum, GPA, and post-program. Have questions about the IASP? Ask us now! AskIASP@nsa.gov
The SFS provides funding to colleges and universities to award two-year scholarships in information assurance and computer security fields. Scholarship recipients will become part of the Federal Cyber Service. Upon graduation, recipients will be required to work for a federal agency for two years to fulfill their Federal Cyber Service commitment.

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