Focused on information assurance education, the CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) program gives students scholarship funds in exchange for service in the federal government for a period equivalent to the length of their scholarship, typically two years. As a result of the SFS program, federal agencies are able to select from a highly qualified pool of student applicants for internships and permanent positions.
The SFS program is offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and co-sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The INI's M.S. in Information Security (MSIS) program meets the SFS criteria: Admissions for MSIS.
Dr. Dena Haritos Tsamitis serves as Principle Investigator (PI) for the SFS program at Carnegie Mellon University. The PI oversees and makes all decisions for the SFS program at Carnegie Mellon, including, but not limited to: the selection of award recipients, programmatic oversight and approval of job offers.
Hometown: Goshen, Indiana
Program: Information Security
Recruited by: Sandia National Laboratories
Organizations: Scholarship for Service, Women@INI
"If you're interested in security or in networking, the INI is a perfect fit because you get hands-on experience. There are so many people that you can use as resources who can help you with your degree program. I think it also prepares you a lot better than other universities can just because of the diversity, the faculty, outside facilities and resources. It's just an amazing program. You couldn't go wrong."
The SFS program provides full financial assistance to a few highly qualified candidates each year who satisfy the following requirements:
Recipients of the SFS must:
Learn more about SFS Places to Work.
Carnegie Mellon CyLab administers the SFS grant. The CyLab website provides comprehensive information about the SFS program for prospective and current MSIS students. To learn more, please visit the CyLab website.
All eligible students admitted to the MSIS program will be contacted directly, via email, with SFS application information, deadlines and instructions.
Current Carnegie Mellon SFS students may contact:
Career Services and External Relations Program Associate
Information Networking Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
Prospective students may request program information from the Admissions office via: firstname.lastname@example.org.