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Louisiana Tech CyberCorps Scholarship Program

CyberCorps: Defending America's Cyberspace

In response to the critical shortage for highly trained professionals in cybersecurity, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Louisiana Tech University a $3.5 million grant through their CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program (https://www.sfs.opm.gov/).

Over the course of the next five years, this CyberCorps® grant will help increase the national cybersecurity workforce by providing scholarships for 30 Louisiana Tech students (U.S. citizens only). Recipients will complete a bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a Cybersecurity concentration, a Cyber Engineering degree, and/or a master's degree in Computer Science from the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University, and, afterwards, are expected to secure a position with government (federal/state/local/tribal) and national labs to defend the nation in the cyberspace. Louisiana Tech is among an elite list of 69 higher education institutions in the nation who run this program.

With the CyberCorps® program, both Louisiana Tech undergraduate and graduate students will benefit immensely. For each year in the SFS program, students benefit include:

Louisiana Tech’s CyberCorp® is a hybrid program that offers two paths for students: a Bachelor's Degree Only program and a Bachelor's + Master's Degree program.

Bachelor’s Degree Only Program

Bachelor’s + Masters Degree Program

Eligibility and Program Participation

This program is ONLY open to citizens of the United States who are willing and eligible to obtain a security clearance. NO EXCEPTIONS!

To be eligible, a student must:

Application Requirements and Materials

Submit all application materials to apply.

Selection Process

The selection committee will review applications in April to potentially make seven SFS awards for the 2018-19 academic year.

Shortlist candidates may be asked to have a short interview with one of the SFS@LATech project faculty to review Service Agreement requirements and verify applicant’s interest in civil service.

SFS awards will be made and applicants notified by April 30, 2018.

SFS@LATech Scholarship Points of Contact (for additional information or questions)

Ms. Charlotte Wilkerson

Dr. Hisham Hegab