Department Scholarships and Fellowships

Thinking about joining the computer science program and looking for a little financial help?

You may be eligible to receive one of the following scholarships:

Endowed scholarships -

  • Recipients shall be students enrolled as a CS major at Missouri S&T
  • Preference shall be given to incoming freshman
  • Selection of the recipient(s) of the award(s) shall be made by the CS Scholarship committee
  • Must be enrolled as a CS major at Missouri S&T
  • Selection of recipients shall be the responsibility of a CS Scholarship committee
  • Preference will be given to students who are not currently receiving other grants, awards, scholarships or fellowships
  • Recipients should be CS majors
  • Students must show evidence of need, and have a minimum cumulative grade point of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Co-op students are not to be excluded from consideration for this award
  • Recipients shall be nominated by a committee of tenured faculty of the CS department
  • Final selection shall be the responsibility of the Student Financial Aid office at Missouri S&T
  • One scholarship will be awarded each year, amount determined by amount of investment income accumulated each year-not to exceed $500
  • Recipient of the scholarship shall be an outstanding junior or senior student in CS and shall be selected by the CS Department
  • Recipients shall be incoming freshman students as a CS major at Missouri S&T
  • Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of high academic achievement with criteria including a high ACT or SAT score
  • Selection of recipient shall be by the CS scholarship committee
  • Scholarship will be awarded to female students enrolled as a CS major
  • If they are not qualified applicants of that description, the committee shall award the scholarship to a female student in another technical field
  • Selection of recipient shall be by the CS scholarship committee

Recipient shall be a full-time student enrolled in Computer Science at Missouri S&T and have an ACT score of 30 or better.

First preference will be given to students who are Missouri residents, second preference shall be given to students enrolling at Missouri S&T in the Department of Computer Science immediately following high school graduation.

This scholarship is renewable for up to 10 semesters given the student maintains a 2.5 GPA.

Selection of the recipient(s) of the award(s) shall be made by the Department of Computer Science in consultation with the Student Financial Assistance Office.

Recipients shall be enrolled in Computer Science at Missouri S&T

Selection for the award shall be made by the Scholarship Committee of the Department of Computer Science.

Other Scholarships -

Minority or females (but not limited to).

Sophomore or Junior; CS major; 3.5 GPA or above.

Committee that will review applications is giving special consideration to Computer Science majors at Missouri S&T under 21 that demonstrate financial need

  • Selection of recipients shall be made by the Chair of the CS department at Missouri S&T
  • Fund to be used to support research and research assistants in the area of internet computing
  • Selection of recipients shall be made by the CS scholarship committee
  • Fund to be used to support research and research assistants in the area of internet computing
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Scholarship for Services (SFS) Program

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  • Applications Process
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About

The SFS scholarship is a prestigious scholarship funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) to sponsor excellent students to pursue study in the field of cybersecurity. There have been more than 2000 SFS scholars national wide. SFS graduates are currently serving in various government agencies and national labs. It is worth noting that more than 140 federal agencies are hiring SFS scholars. NSF is also organizing special job fairs for SFS scholars only. Government jobs offer excellent job security, employee benefits, paid vacations, regular working hours, etc. The job placement rate of SFS graduates are nearly 100%.

Through the SFS program, Missouri S&T will provide grants to students studying in the field of cybersecurity. Each scholarship recipient must complete either a M.S. or a Ph.D. degree on Computer Science. Rising juniors and seniors, and current M.S. and Ph.D. students who are U.S. citizens are eligible either as undergraduates through the MS degree, or PhD degree. Find detailed information about eligibility under the requirements tab.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Full tuition fees of scholarship recipients will be covered.
  • Each recipient will receive monthly stipend at the following rate: $20K/year for senior students who will continue their M.S. study; $32K/year for M.S. (with Thesis) and PhD students. The recipients will be funded for up to three years.
  • Each recipient can reimburse up to $3000/year for professional development (e.g., attending conferences and job fairs); $2000/year for health insurance; and $1000/year for purchasing textbooks. 

Requirements

Eligibilities:

Students interested in participating in the SFS program must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • A full time junior, senior, MS, or PhD student
  • Able to meet selection criteria for federal, state, or local government employment. Final job placement may require a security clearance, so each scholarship recipient may be required to undergo the background investigation required to obtain such a clearance.
  • Competitive students will have a strong GPA (>=3.3/4.0)

Recipient Responsibilities:

In return for receiving scholarship benefits, each scholarship recipient incurs two obligations:

  • During the summers while enrolled in the program, each student must find an internship position at a federal, state, or local government agency, or a national lab. Numerous resources are available to assist students in identifying and applying for internships.
  • Upon graduation, each student will be required to work in a qualified position for a federal, state, or local 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. Nearly 100% former SFS scholars have successfully fulfilled this requirement. Failing this service obligation will result in reimbursement of full amount of scholarship (including tuition, fees, stipend, professional development cost, health insurance, book allowance) received with possible interests. 

Applications Process

We are now accepting applications and will continue until positions are filled.

Students who are interested in applying for the Scholarship for Service Program must complete and email the following documents to Dr. Dan Lin at lindan@mst.edu:

  • An application form which can be downloaded here
  • Most current resume and/or curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • A statement of purpose detailing academic, professional, and personal goals, and how participation in the Scholarship for Service Program will help achieve these goals.
  • Two names of references who are faculty, staff or your former employers

FAQs

CyberCorps has compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program, which you can find here: https://www.sfs.opm.gov/StudFAQ.aspx

GenCyber Teacher Camp

Cybersecurity Camp for K-12 Teachers

Camp registration form can be downloaded Here

Registration deadline is March 31, 2016

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Graduate assistantships and federally funded fellowships

Are you a graduate student in the computer science program? If so, additional financial assistance is available to you in the form of assistantships and federally funded fellowships.

Departmental assistantships:

As a part time assistant, you will devote approximately 20 hours per week to laboratory supervision or other departmental duties, including research and teaching, and receive a modest stipend each academic year.

Federally funded fellowships: