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This document contains the application form for the NSF Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service program ( for students at Idaho State University.

Eligibility requirements:

  • 3.3 or greater GPA for undergraduate students.
  • 3.5 or greater GPA for graduate level students.
  • United States citizenship – Not dual National.
  • Full-time student or applicant within two years of graduation in an undergraduate or graduate program.


Scholarship recipients shall:

  • pursue an academic program in Information Assurance or computer security at their home institution or through consortium registration at one of the partner institutions.
  • participate in two years of study and related activities in Information Assurance or computer security.
  • maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA.
  • receive full tuition support as well as payment of related expenses such as textbooks and fees.
  • participate actively in an internship/practicum within the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC) to gain experience in Information Assurance.
  • receive an annual stipend of $32,000 for graduate students.
  • seek and participate in a paid summer Information Assurance internship with a federal agency at the end of their first year of support.
  • upon graduation be required to work for a federal agency for two years in fulfillment of their Federal Cyber Service commitment.


Application requirements:

  • Application form - download
  • Personal statement (see instructions on page 2)
  • Two letters of recommendation - download
  • Transcripts from home institution and any previous institutions attended (may be unofficial)
  • Resume
  • Transcripts and recommendations should be sent to:
    • Scholarship for Service Program (C/O Kay Flowers)
    • Idaho State University
    • 921 South 8th Avenue
    • Campus Stop 8332
    • 83209
    • Fax: (208) 282-6054
  • All other application materials should be sent electronically


Idaho State University: Kay Flowers, (208) 282-6054

For those wishing to apply, all application documents should be received by May 31 for acceptance to the following fall semester.

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