The 2021 Scholarship for Service cohort, front row, from left: Gabriel Horton, Kaleb Worku. Back row, from left: Thomas Brigham, Logan VanPutte, Ben Benson, Sean Hart, Braxton Bolt.

School of Computer and Cyber Sciences celebrates inaugural Scholarship for Service cohort

Several Augusta University School of Computer and Cyber Sciences students are a part of the inaugural cohort of the Scholarship for Service program, thanks to a $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation awarded earlier this year.

The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences celebrated the inaugural cohort of the Scholarship for Service program on Sept. 24 at the Georgia Cyber Center.

Augusta University is one of six universities nationwide chosen for the 2021 SFS award. The program provides scholarships for up to three years of support for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate education. All scholarship recipients must work after graduation for a federal, state, local or tribal government organization in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.

“The recipients of this year’s Scholarship for Service award were selected from a very impressive group of candidates,” said Dr. Michael Nowatkowski, principal investigator of the Scholarship for Service Program at Augusta University. “We look forward to reviewing applicants for our second cohort in the spring.”

The SFS cohort will be paired with a School of Computer and Cyber Sciences faculty member to pursue research together and participate in community activities.

The CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program was created in 2000, under the Federal Cyber Service Training and Education Initiative. SFS is a component of the National Plan for Information Systems Protection and co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Department of Homeland Security.

Congratulations to these Scholarship for Service Program students:

  • Ben Benson
  • Braxton Bolt
  • Thomas Brigham
  • Sean Hart
  • Gabriel Horton
  • Logan VanPutte
  • Kaleb Worku

Learn more about the Scholarship for Service program at Augusta University.

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