CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service
About the program
CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of information assurance professionals that protect the government’s critical information infrastructure. Scholarships are funded through grant awarded by the National Science Foundation Community College Cyber Pilot Program (C3P) to Whatcom Community College.
OCCC C3P Scholars will complete an associate degree in cybersecurity.
- Receive full tuition support as well as an allowance for related expenses such as textbooks, fees, professional certifications, and travel
- Receive an annual stipend of $25,000
- Participate in a summer internship in government agency at the end of their first year of support
- Work for an SFS approved local/state/federal agency in qualifying positions, upon completing academic degree requirements (length of service depends on length of scholarship support – one year of service for one year of support)*
- United States citizen or lawful permanent resident
- Have a bachelor degree in any discipline or be a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA for all courses
- Must be able to pass a background check and be able to obtain a security clearance upon the completion of the program.
- By August 17, 2020, enroll in or transfer to, a cybersecurity-related program at OCCC:
- Associate of Applied Science – Computer Science in Cyber/Information Security
- Other approved program of study (must be approved by Professor Haifeng Ji, Program Navigator or John Claybon, Dean of Business and IT).
Scholarship recipients shall:
- Maintain full-time student status in a cybersecurity-related program at OCCC without pursuing or holding any outside employment
- Participate in all OCCC CyberCorps® program activities (e.g., job fairs, professional development, etc.)
- Maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA for all courses
- Complete the degree/program requirements successfully
- Maintain a lifestyle that is compatible with federal agency requirements to maintain a security clearance
- Be willing to relocate to fulfill internship and/or employment requirements**Students can apply for any position that includes duties in information assurance at an SFS approved federal, state, local or tribal government organization, independent agency, government corporation, commission, or quasi-official agency. Positions may be secured to meet obligations at a national laboratory, a federally funded research development center, or other approved organization on a limited basis. If a student is unsure if a particular position meets program requirement they should contact the SFS program office at email@example.com for verification.
To apply for the Scholarship for Service (SFS) scholarship, please prepare and submit the following materials:
- Application Deadline: June 1, 2020
- Applicant must meet with John Claybon prior to submitting application. Arrange appointment by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 682-7888.
- Completed OCCC C3P Application (see page 3 of this packet)
- Personal statement (see instructions on page 5 of this packet)
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Official transcripts from any previous post-secondary schools
- Two (2) letters of recommendation (professional and academic) highlighting technical and scholarly skills and experience, as well as form (see page 6 of this packet)
Applications and all related materials should be sent to:
Scholarship for Service Program c/o John Claybon
Division of Business and Information Technology
Oklahoma City Community College 7777 S. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73159