The Cohort of 2020-2022

We are pleased to announce the initial cohort of SFS awards for the period August 2020-May2022:

Congratulations to these students, and thank you to the many qualified individuals who applied. Also, check out a video about the SFS program from our first Cohort of SFS Scholars!

CyberCorps Scholarships for Service @ NC State



The Scholarship for Service (SFS) program is administered and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in cooperation with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Scholarship benefits include full tuition and fees, a cost-of-living stipend, and reimbursement for travel expenses and professional development. Students awarded a scholarship will incur a service obligation to the government upon graduation from N.C. State.

Scholarship recipients receive internship opportunities prior to graduation, professional development, and employment placement assistance. Upon graduation, recipients work in a position related to cybersecurity for a Federal, State, Local or Tribal government organization in the United States for a period equal to the length of the scholarship. Typically, students will be funded for two years.

The goal of the CyberCorps® program is to strengthen the workforce charged with safeguarding our government agencies from cyberattacks, and protecting the security and privacy of the public.

Scholarship Benefits


To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States and be a full-time student pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in Computer Science, with specialization in Cybersecurity. The ability to receive a security clearance will be an important consideration.

Bachelors students will be expected to enroll in the new Cybersecurity Concentration (proposed, expected to effective Spring of 2021). Masters students will be expected to enroll in the Track in Cybersecurity.

Recipient Obligations

Upon receiving the scholarship, students must:

More Information

For more information, contact

Your email will be automatically distributed to the following faculty

In addition, there is information session at 6pm on Tuesday, February 16th (connect with zoom here). Drs. Heckman, Wandji, and Reeves will provide an overview of the program and answer questions about the application process and expectations.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

U.S. Offce of Personnel Management Information about SFS

Application Information

How to Apply

Complete the application online (note: if you wish to see the full form to work on your answers offline before applying, see here)

Ask 2-3 references to enter / upload their recommendations online


The application period for 2021-2022 is now open. The application deadline has been extended to March 8, 2021.