The 2021 Scholarship for Service cohort, front row, from left: Gabriel Horton, Kaleb Worku. Back row, from left: Thomas Brigham, Logan VanPutte, Ben Benson, Sean Hart, Braxton Bolt.
The federal CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is dedicated to recruiting and training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
The SFS program provides scholarships for up to three years of support for cybersecurity education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, among other incredible benefits available to student scholars.
Augusta University's Scholarship for Service program, AUDIENCE (Augusta University Developing Immersive Experiences for Novel Cybersecurity Education), will support undergraduate and graduate students through interaction with government and industry partners, involvement in research, and participation in outreach activities. AUDIENCE scholars at Augusta University will be paired with a faculty member for mentorship opportunities by participation in activities such as BSides Augusta and collaborating on research together.
We are recruiting now for students who will begin their junior or senior year of undergraduate education, or graduate school in Fall 2021. Prospective SFS applicants must meet the following requirements:
Students must submit the following items in applying for the Scholarship for Service:
1. Based on your experience and education in cybersecurity, describe what you know about the following aspects of cybersecurity: technical (ex: encryption, threat analysis, etc.), behavioral (ex: awareness training, human computer interaction, etc.), physical (ex: natural events, badges, surveillance, etc.) and managerial (ex: risk assessment, security policies, legal, etc.).
2. The world is becoming increasingly connected as information technology becomes more prevalent throughout society. With developments such as the "Internet of Things" linking even the smallest household appliances to the internet potentially creates additional vulnerabilities and privacy issues, what are some proposals you have for educating tomorrow's cybersecurity workforce to better deal with these concerns?
In addition to these items, an interview will also be conducted with the scholarship candidate.
Applications will be due April 15, 2021. Please email these items as a single PDF when applying for SFS. Email the school if you have additional questions.
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Hoda Maleki, PhD
Jaclyn Murray, PhD
Michael Nowatkowski, PhD
Reza Rahaeimehr, PhD
Alexander Schwarzmann, PhD
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