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CHIPS Articles: CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service Career Fairs

CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service Career Fairs
SFS Virtual Career Fair, Oct. 19, 2017
By CHIPS Magazine - July-September 2017
The Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks to increase the number of qualified cybersecurity professionals working for federal, state, local and tribal governments and to increase the capacity of the United States higher education enterprise to produce professionals in cybersecurity.

SFS is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that may fully fund the typical costs incurred by full-time students while attending a participating institution, including tuition and education and related fees. Additionally, participants receive stipends of $22,500 for undergraduate students and $34,000 for graduate students. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation.

The SFS Program provides scholarships to students for cybersecurity-related degree programs at select two- and four-year colleges and universities. In return, students receiving SFS awards agree to serve in federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial governments upon graduation for a period equivalent to the length of their scholarship. View a one page fact sheet here for more information about SFS.

Students can register for the annual CyberCorps job fairs at https://www.sfs.opm.gov/
The SFS Virtual Career Fair, Oct. 19, 2017
The SFS in-person Career Fair, Jan. 10-12, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Interested agency hiring managers should email sfs@opm.gov for more information.

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