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 Masters level starting in Spring 2015. For application details see below.

Undergraduate 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:

  • Currently, no new scholarships available. Please check back in Spring 2015. Application documents typically include:
    • 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.
    • Optional, but highly recommended: A statement that describes your knowledge/competency in the six competency areas.
  • 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.

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 November 30, 2014.
  • 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 November 30, 2014 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 the week of December 8, 2014.
  • Final decisions will be announced in early January 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.