CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) at the University of Memphis

CyberCorps 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. 

CyberCorps Information Seminar (Slides, Video)   

Scholarship Components 

  • Up to 3 years of support for undergraduate and graduate (MS or Ph.D.) education
  • Academic-year stipends of $27,000 per year for undergraduate students and $37,000 per year for graduate students
  • Tuition and education-related fees (do not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  • Professional allowance of $6,000 for SFS Job Fair and other travel, professional certification, etc.
  • Participation in virtual and in-person job fairs in Washington, D.C.
  • Post-graduation government service requirement for a period equivalent to the length of the scholarship 


  • US citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a career in cybersecurity
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Full-time student with one of the following programs when you start receiving the SFS scholarship:
    • Bachelor program (junior or senior year)
    • Accelerated BS/MS dual degree program (junior, senior, or last year of graduate study)
    • Master’s program (first or second year)
    • Ph.D. program (at least third year)

      FAQs: https://www.sfs.opm.gov/StudFAQ.aspx 

Basic Requirements

  • Sign CyberCorps®: Scholarship For Service (SFS) Service Agreement
  • Sign a Forgivable Loan Promissory Notes
  • Complete at least 12 credit hours of cybersecurity courses
  • Maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Participate in CyberCorps cohort activities
  • Continued ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Apply for, receive, and participate in internships each summer with an approved governmental agency
  • Apply for, receive, and accept a full-time position with an approved governmental agency upon completion of degrees; and complete service at that agency equal to the time funded by the scholarship.

UofM CyberCorps Program 

Students in cybersecurity will receive professional training and education focusing on cybersecurity knowledge, hands-on skills, problem-solving capabilities, and competitive advantages. For more details, please contact the Program Coordinator Rhonda Smothers at rsmothrs@memphis.edu, or the program director Dr. Kan Yang at kan.yang@memphis.edu. 

How to Apply? 

  • Tiger Scholarship Manager, select CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service 
  • Current Application Window: Jan. 17th, 2024 - Mar 15th, 2024 (One-round Application for both 2024 Spring and Fall Cohorts)
  • Supporting documents: Transcripts, Resume, Statement indicating the reason for applying and a commitment to work for a federal, state, local, or tribal government organization after graduation, Letter of Recommendation (optional), and other supporting documents, such as publications, awards, and honors certificates

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