The CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program provides scholarships that may fully fund the typical costs incurred by full-time students while attending a participating institution, including tuition and education and related fees. Applicants must be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in a formal program that is focused on cyber security at an awardee institution, or research-based doctoral student. Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Programs of study are varied and cover fields such as Computer Science/Engineering, Security of Emerging Technologies (e.g., internet of things, medical implants), Cyber Law and Privacy, and Policy. Students pursue studies in well-established cybersecurity programs, engage with hands-on experiences, participate in cyber competitions and pursue opportunities for professional development (e.g., earn industry certifications, present at conferences). They are required to complete a summer internship to hone their skills and gain professional experience. Often they stay at their place of internship for post-graduation placement.