Threats to our national cyber infrastructure are some of the most serious challenges to national security and economic stability that we face. Developing a more secure, trustworthy cyber space is essential, and attracting top talent for cyber security technical and managerial work has become one of the U.S. government's highest priorities. The federal CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program provides funding for schools and universities to offer cybersecurity scholarship to students, in exchange for service in the federal government. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the University of Arizona's AZSecure Cybersecurity Fellowship Program offers full scholarships to qualified U.S. students in exchange for government service. The program is intended primarily for MIS Masters students, who receive two years of full funding. In exchange for the funding, the students serve a qualifying, paid summer internship and also commit to working in government service in a qualified agency for two years following graduation. The AZSecure Cybersecurity Fellowship Program is directed by Professors Hsinchun Chen, Paulo Goes, and Mark Patton (Management Information Systems Department) and Professor Salim Hariri (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department). Now in it's third year, the program will extend for at least two more years.
Learn more about the program, including eligibility and how to apply at the AZSecure Cybersecurity Fellowship Program website.