CyberScholarsCurrent Scholarship Program Information
USA CyberScholars Program:
USA was awarded a National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) designation in June 2011. 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 endeavors of the CAE/IAE program. CFITS faculty support the undergraduate information assurance program curriculum development and research initiatives. We have established research groups in Information Security, Computer Forensics, and Healthcare Information Systems.
Courses in the Information Assurance program satisfy the national standards set by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). USA students who complete the courses specified by the program are uniquely qualified to serve as System Administrators and are awarded the Systems Administrators (SA), CNSSI 4013 certificate. The required Information Technology courses are: Data Communications and Networking, Introduction to Information Technology, Network Administration, and Network Security. In order to obtain the additional certificate for completion of the Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals NSTISSI 4011 requirements, students must also take the following Information Technology course: Systems Architecture.
The DoD Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP) provides funding for rising junior and senior undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a course of study related to computer and network security. Scholarship recipients complete a paid summer internship with the DoD and, upon completion of the program, are placed in a full-time position in the DoD or one of its agencies.
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 DoD IASP or the NSF SFS programs, contact the Information Security program coordinator, Ms. Angela Clark, at email@example.com /251.460.6390.