Stevens' Scholarship for Service Program

Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. The Stevens' Scholarship for Service Program awards scholarships for up to two three years coving full tuition and providing a stipend. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. (https://www.sfs.opm.gov/)

The Stevens' SFS program is currently accepting applications for scholarships on the Bachelors, Transfers, and Masters levels starting in Fall 2015. For application details see below.

Undergraduate Students | Transfer Students | Masters Students


Undergraduate Students:


Eligibility Criteria:
  • You must be a US citizen.
  • You must be enrolled in Stevens' 5-year combined Bachelor/Master program, pursuing at least one cybersecurity-focused degree program. You must be within three years of graduation.
  • You may receive funding for up to 3 years of full-time, on-campus study.
  • You must have a GPA of at least 3.2.


Application Process:

  • You must submit the following documents by 6pm on April 30, 2015 through this webpage.
    • CV
    • At least three letters of recommendation with at least one from a faculty member of an academic institution. The letters should include statements as to your abilities/knowledge in the six competency areas.
    • A statement describing your career goals in government service and cybersecurity. In this statement you should also describe any experience you may have in cybersecurity, including courses, projects, thesis, job experience etc.
    • A statement that describes your knowledge/competency in the six competency areas.
  • Candidates may be interviewed in early May 2015.
  • Final decisions will be announced in June 2015.
  • Successful applicants must sign a statement of understanding of program requirements. Job/internship placements may require security clearances.
  • If you have any questions about the scholarship opportunity contact Professors Nicolosi, Wetzel, Lechler, or Subbalakshmi.


Scholarship Benefits:

  • Full tuition and all academic fees that apply.
  • Stipend of $20,000 ($25,000 once you have completed all requirements for your Bachelors degree) over 9 months.

Transfer Students:


Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be a US citizen.
  • You must complete your studies at the community college by May 2015. Your expected GPA is at least 3.5.
  • You must have obtained admission to the B.S. in Cybersecurity program at Stevens Institute of Technology by April 30, 2015 with at least junior status.
  • You must commit to participate in an on-campus bridge program at Stevens starting on May 19, 2015.
  • You may receive funding for up to 2 years of full-time, on-campus study to complete the B.S. in Cybersecurity program.


Application Process:

  • You must submit the following documents by 6pm on April 30, 2015 through this webpage.
    • CV
    • At least three letters of recommendation with at least one from a faculty member of an academic institution. The letters should include statements as to your abilities/knowledge in the six competency areas.
    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
    • A statement describing your career goals in government service and cybersecurity. In this statement you should also describe any experience you may have in cybersecurity, including courses, projects, thesis, job experience etc.
    • A statement that describes your knowledge/competency in the six competency areas.
  • Candidates may be interviewed in early May 2015.
  • Final decisions will be announced by May 13, 2015.
  • Successful applicants must sign a statement of understanding of program requirements. Job/internship placements may require security clearances.
  • If you have any questions about the scholarship opportunity contact Professors Nicolosi, Wetzel, Lechler, or Subbalakshmi.


Scholarship Benefits:

  • Full tuition and all academic fees that apply.
  • Stipend of $20,000 over 9 months.

Masters Students:


Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be a US citizen.
  • You must have completed your undergraduate studies with a GPA of at least 3.2.
  • You must seek admission to a cybersecurity-focused Master program at Stevens Institute of Technology. Your complete application must be received no later than April 30, 2015.
  • You may receive funding for up to 3 semesters of full-time, on-campus study.


Application Process:

  • You must submit the following documents by 6pm on April 30, 2015 through this webpage.
    • CV
    • At least three letters of recommendation with at least one from a faculty member of an academic institution. The letters should include statements as to your abilities/knowledge in the six competency areas.
    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
    • A statement describing your career goals in government service and cybersecurity. In this statement you should also describe any experience you may have in cybersecurity, including courses, projects, thesis, job experience etc.
    • A statement that describes your knowledge/competency in the six competency areas.
  • Candidates may be interviewed in early May 2015.
  • Final decisions will be announced in June 2015.
  • Successful applicants must sign a statement of understanding of program requirements. Job/internship placements may require security clearances.
  • If you have any questions about the scholarship opportunity contact Professors Nicolosi, Wetzel, Lechler, or Subbalakshmi.


Scholarship Benefits:

  • Full tuition and all academic fees that apply.
  • Stipend of $25,000 over 9 months.