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Civilian Master's Degree Scholarship SFS-STEM Option

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

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

2. Read the SFS-STEM 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-STEM 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

Students Mar 2016

CLOSED Jun 30, 2015 Jul 17, 2015 N/A Aug 25, 2015 Sep 18, 2015 Feb 2016 Mar 28, 2016

Students Sep 2016

CLOSED Dec 1, 2015 Jan 21, 2016 N/A Jan 29, 2016 Feb 19, 2016 Sep 2016 Sep 26, 2016

SFS-STEM Program Description   SFS - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (SFS-STEM)

Enhance one's current knowledge and flourish in an environment that excels in the Information Assurance field.  Be on the cutting edge of technology and tools to secure our Nation's Infrastructure.  Reach your full potential!

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


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