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  Scholarships: Civilian: MONARCH Program (Non-Military Service)

Civilian Master's Degree Scholarship SFS-MONARCH Option

** How to Apply for the SFS-MONARCH Program **

1. Review the SFS-MONARCH Application Timelines.  The application deadline is: Dec 1, 2015 for early acceptance, and Jan 21, 2016 for standard acceptance.

2. Read the SFS-MONARCH Program Description and review the Qualifications.

3. Review the SFS Handbook to understand your obligations pertaining to the program.

4. Follow the instructions on "Application Instructions for Scholarship for Service STEM and MONARCH Programs"

SFS-MONARCH Application Timelines

Timeline Application Season Opens Application Deadline (Early Acceptance) Application Deadline (Standard Acceptance) Visitor's Day Student Notification (Early Acceptance) Student Notification (Standard Acceptance) Arrival Date (Report In) Classes Start

Jan 2016

CLOSED Jun 30, 2015 Jul 17, 2015 N/A Aug 25, 2015 Sep 18, 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 4, 2016

Jul 2016

OPEN Dec 1, 2015 Jan 21, 2016 N/A Jan 29, 2016 Feb 19, 2016 Jun 2016 Jul 5, 2016

SFS-MONARCH Program Description  SFS - Cyber Corps Through Metamorphosis (SFS-MONARCH)

This program is designed to TRANSFORM one's life to be a leader in the cyber security field that will continue to grow as the nation's dependence on secure communications and data structures grow for years to come.  Make a difference today!

The U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey is proud to offer an exceptional program that enables civilians to obtain a full scholarship for a Master's Degree, receive a salary while in school, and begin a civilian career with an unlimited future. The "Scholarship for Service" program DOES NOT entail enrollment in the Military. Our students receive their Master's Degree and move on to CIVILIAN government jobs in such organizations as the CIA, FBI, NSA, and others.

NPS's Center for Information Security Studies and Research (CISR) is one of the world's foremost centers for information security education and research and has been designated as a National Center of Excellence for Information Assurance.


Students selected for this program will receive a full 2-year tuition (i.e. six to nine academic quarters) to the NPS Computer Science Program, a yearly stipend while in school, and placement in a summer internship program. After completion of the program, students will seek full-time, paid positions with the Federal Government where they will work for a minimum of two full years. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0414102.


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Additional Information
Web Pages: SFS Student FAQ
Downloads: SFS Student Brochure SFS Student Toolkit
Hiring: SFS Hiring Program SFS Hiring Agency Brochure SFS Hiring Agency Toolkit


For more information contact:
    Attn: Diana Chung
    Naval Postgraduate School
    1411 Cunningham Road
    Dept CS, Bldg 305, GE-210
    Monterey, CA, 93943-5285

  Phone: (831) 656-7890

Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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