Application to NSF Scholarship for Service Program (SFS) Spring 2024 Semester (Provided Funding Support by NSF)

Through the Federal CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program, Forsyth Technical Community College will provide scholarships to students continuing the study of the field of cyber/cybersecurity, computer science, computer programing, and/or information systems security (provided continuous funding support by NSF).

To be eligible to apply for the SFS program each applicant must be willing to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in the Computer Science field of study at our partner school, UNC Charlotte. Participants must be willing to obtain a two-year Associate of Science degree at Forsyth Technical Community College with the intent to transfer to UNC Charlotte. You must have at least a 3.0 to be accepted into the program. 

Recipient Responsibility

In return for receiving scholarship benefits, each scholarship recipient incurs the following responsibilities:

During the summers while enrolled in the program, each student will be responsible for completing an internship position at a federal, state, local, or tribal government agency. Numerous resources are available to assist students in identifying and applying for internships.

In order to receive financial assistance (a scholarship) or an appointment under the Scholarship for Service program, you must authorize a background investigation to permit the appointing agency to make a determination as to your suitability for federal employment.

Upon graduation, each student will be required to work in a qualified information assurance position for a federal, state, local, or tribal government agency or a qualified national laboratory. The work requirement time period matches the supported time period. For example, a full two-year scholarship requires two years of federal employment. Each student is responsible for identifying, applying for, and securing a qualified position.

Numerous resources are available including an annual job fair specifically for SFS students as well as the assistance of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) which oversees permanent placement for scholarship students.

*In order to receive financial assistance (a scholarship) under the Scholarship for Service Program, you must agree to reimburse the United States should you voluntarily terminate your employment with the U.S Government before the end of your period of obligated service.

The deadline for the application is May 5, 2024.

For additional information contact: Tony Brown, Department Chair, Davis iTEC/Cybersecurity Center (336) 906-2846.