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Scholarship Provisions and Eligibility

Student using a computer in the Library Scholarship Provisions

The recipient shall receive the following:

  1. Coverage of full-time tuition and education-related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  2. Health insurance reimbursement allowance up to $1,200 per year
  3. Professional-development allowance (travel, professional certification, etc.) up to $3,000 per academic year
  4. Book allowance up to $1,000 per academic year
  5. One laptop, not to exceed $1,000
  6. Stipend of $20,000 per academic year for undergraduate students

Scholarship Eligibility

To be considered for the Scholarship for Service, the student must:

  1. be a United States citizen,
  2. be a current or prospective* full-time student with an Information Assurance major or minor,
  3. meet selection criteria for the U.S. federal employment,†
  4. have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale,
  5. participate in a mentoring program,
  6. be eligible for employment in local, state, or federal government.

* Prospective students may apply for the SFS simultaneously with their admission to the Information Assurance major or minor.
† Job placement in government organizations typically requires high-level security clearances, and scholarship recipients are required to undergo the background investigation necessary to obtain such clearances.

  • Institute for Cyber Security
  • Stright Hall, Room 319
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2524
  • Fax: 724-357-2724
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.