Cyber Service Scholarship (CSS)


In October 2018, San Antonio College received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $568,831 for the “SAC Cyber Service Scholarship Program.” 

This grant, funded by the NSF’s Community College Cyber Pilot Program, provides financial support to students pursuing a degree in the fields of information assurance and cyber security.

Scholarship recipients will receive a $25,000 annual stipend as well as a scholarship to pay tuition for two years. In addition, the students will receive $6,000 for professional development per year.

SAC is one of only three entities in the nation to be selected for the pilot program.

Obligations to the Federal Government

Recipients of the CyberCorps® Scholarship must:

  • Complete the degree program successfully and on time
  • Complete a summer internship with a participating government agency
  • Fulfill a one-for-one year commitment post-graduation
  • Attend the annual CyberCorps®: SFS job fair in Washington DC (paid for by scholarship)

If a student fails to complete the period of scholarship or post-academic period of employment, that student must repay a prorated amount equivalent to the length of the period not served. For example, if a student receives funds for two years and serves for one-and-a-half years, he must repay 25% of the funds received.

Eligibility Requirements

Students participating in the CyberCorps®: SFS program must be:

  • Served in the Armed Forces or have earned a bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Enrolled in the AAS Information Assurance and Cybersecurity major at San Antonio College
  • Attending school on a full-time basis (no outside employment) while receiving a scholarship under the SFS program
  • United States Citizenship or Permanent Resident
  • Eligible for federal employment
  • Able to obtain a security clearance

Application Process

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Application closes April 30, 2019


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Important Information

The CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service program is offered at San Antonio College through a grant funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and co-sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).