Start Your Cybersecurity Career with the U.S. Government
Generous scholarships, guaranteed jobs after graduation.
LSU has funding from the National Science Foundation to help grow the nation's pool of qualified cybersecurity workers. Full scholarships (including tuition, fees, and a monthly stipend) are available for students who are deeply interested in cybersecurity and pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or information and decision sciences. In exchange, scholarship recipients work in a federal job after graduation for a period equivalent to the length of their scholarship. Undergraduate students in their last two years of study, M.S. students, and Ph.D. students may apply. For most applicants, a maximum of two years of funding is available.
Scholarship recipients can work at a variety of federal agencies, in positions addressing malware analysis, cyber defense, penetration testing, forensics, public policy, research, and more. Applicants must be deeply committed to the federal service aspect of the SFS program, as the success of LSU's SFS program and the SFS program as a whole is dependent on successful completion of this service. Some examples of federal agencies where recipients might work include the National Security Agency, the Department of Energy, the Central Intelligence Agency, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, and many other eligible employers. An annual job fair assists recipients in finding the right match for federal employment.