CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service

The UNM CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program is now accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded for study beginning in August 2023. Click here for application requirements.

Scholarship Program Highlights

  • Pursue a Master's degree in Cybersecurity at UNM.
  • Scholarship pays all costs for three or four semesters: $2,800 per month stipend, all tuition and fees, and travel/professional development allowance.
  • Complete a summer internship with a Federal agency or national lab.

After graduation, work in the Federal CyberCorps for at least two years.

Scholarship Program Detail

The UNM Cybercorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) program is funded through a National Science Foundation grant to provide scholarships to complete a Master's degree in cybersecurity. The purpose of the Scholarship for Service (SFS) program is to educate outstanding students in cybersecurity and move them into related careers with the U.S. government CyberCorps®. SFS programs exist at many universities and their graduates are employed in many Federal agencies. UNM SFS students have been placed in internships and careers at a broad range of agencies located throughout the country. The majority of CyberCorps® positions are in Washington, D.C. though other starting locations are possible.

Among other requirements, scholarship recipients must meet eligibility criteria, must complete a summer Federal internship, and must be employed in the Federal CyberCorps® for at least two years after graduation. UNM and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management will assist scholarship recipients in finding and applying for appropriate internship and career positions. An SFS CyberCorps® job fair is held in Washington, D.C. in early January. A virtual SFS CyberCorps® job fair is held online, usually in late September or early October.

Scholarship recipients must enroll full-time in one of the following programs:

  • MS in Cybersecurity & Business Analaytics (MS-CBA).
  • Master of Computer Engineering (MS-CompE) with a cybersecurity emphasis.

Scholarships cover three semesters of full-time study (four semesters for the MS-CompE) and include tuition and fees, a monthly stipend, and an allowance for travel and professional development expenses.

SFS Contact Information

Professor Christos Christodoulou is the UNM SFS program director and the principal investigator for the related National Science Foundation grant. Please direct any related questions to him via email.

Dr. Christos Christodoulou

National SFS Program Information

Click here for National SFS Program Information.