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.
Students interested in participating in the SFS program must be:
In return for receiving scholarship benefits, each scholarship recipient incurs two obligations:
As a doctoral student of the SFS in the computer science program, you'll be working with a faculty supervisor that is on the SFS leadership team developing new knowledge in the area of CyberSecurity. The PhD program is a research focused degree and you will produce a research dissertation and publications in the area of CyberSecurity. Program details are below.
As a masters student of the SFS in the computer science program, you'll be working with a faculty supervisor that is on the SFS leadership team developing new knowledge in the area of CyberSecurity. The M.S. program is a research focused degree and you will produce a research thesis and publications in the area of CyberSecurity. Program details are below.
As an undergraduate student of the SFS in the computer science program, you'll be working with a faculty supervisor that is on the SFS leadership team performing undergraduate research in CyberSecurity. Up to 6 hours of CS 4099 (undergraduate research) maybe applied to your degree. See https://cs.mst.edu/undergraduate-degree/ for further B.S. program description.
Students who are interested in applying for the Scholarship for Service Program must complete and email the following documents to the Computer Science Department at firstname.lastname@example.org:
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
PURPOSE: The purpose of the GAANN program is to train a total of five Ph.D. students, beginning in the Spring 2019 semester, for careers in Big Data, Machine Learning, Security and Privacy.
RESEARCH: GAANN Fellows will conduct research in the Department of Computer Science or in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering under the co-guidance of faculty members from these two departments. Fellows will also have access to the numerous laboratories and resources available in the research labs and centers. Fellow’s research area will be determined based on the individual student and his/her research advisor. Possible research areas include:
SELECTION CRITERIA: Exceptional academic aptitude exemplified by GPA and GRE scores, firm intentions to complete a Ph.D. degree and an intention to pursue an academic career up on graduation. All fellows must be
U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Note: students may enter the GAANN Fellowship Program at any point after finishing their B.S. degree.
Prof. Sanjay Madria
GAANN Program Director
Department of Computer Science
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: (573) 341-4856
FAX: (573) 341-4501
Due to the short timeline, the review of applicants will begin immediately. However, applications will continue to be reviewed until all GAANN Fellowships are awarded.