Scholarship For Service

Application Open

Submission deadline: April 30, 2022
Email submission:

The SFS program at New Mexico Tech is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and it recruits and educates the next generation of federally employed cybersecurity professionals working to ensure the security of the nation’s cyber infrastructure. The NMT SFS program attracts a diverse, interdisciplinary group of students drawn from fields including computer science, electrical engineering, information technology, mathematics, management, and technical communication. Students from all disciplines are eligible if they can demonstrate the cyber security focus.


Students in SFS can be supported for up to three years (2 years for BS or MS, 3 years for BS/MS or for PhD). Benefits include:

  • Academic year stipend ($25,000 for undergraduate, $34,000 for graduate)
  • Full tuition and fees
  • Professional allowance ($6,000 per academic year) – travels, books, certification, and insurance
  • Research experience in cybersecurity
  • Mentoring and advising
  • Cohort activities


  • Be a US citizen
  • Be enrolled full time in the final two years of a bachelor or master, or three years in BS+MS or doctoral program
  • Intern at an agency during summer and work for an agency for a time equal to years of support
  • Maintain at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate, and 3.5 for graduate
  • Be able to obtain a security clearance

Application Process:

To apply for the NMT SFS program, email the following:

  • A letter of application with a statement of purpose, goals, expected degree and graduate date, time of support requested and level
  • A copy of all college transcripts
  • A formal resume
  • At least two recommendations from faculty members or employers
  • GRE scores for graduate applicants

Also prepare a presentation on a cybersecurity topic of your choosing, which you present to the selection committee.

If you have any question, feel free to contact the PI (Dr. Dongwan Shin,