CyberScholars

USA CyberScholars Program:

USA was re-designed as a National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) in December 2014. This designation is awarded to institutions after a rigorous review for programs that have demonstrated their commitment to academic excellence in Information Assurance education. USA CFITS supports the educational and research endeavours of the CAE/IAE program. CFITS faculty support the undergraduate information assurance program curriculum development and research initiatives

The Scholarship for Service (SFS) program offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides scholarship funding for students in exchange for service in the federal government for a period equal to the length of scholarship funding, typically two years. Students awarded an SFS scholarship participate in a paid summer internship at a federal agency and become part of the Federal CyberCorps, whose mission is to ensure the protection of the US Government’s information infrastructure. Upon graduation SFS scholars are required to serve in a paid position in a federal agency.

For more information regarding the NSF SFS program, contact program coordinator, Ms. Angela Clark, at amclark@southalabama.edu / (251) 460-7539.