Selection Process and Deadlines
A panel NIATEC faculty and the advisory committee of National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC) will review all applications and interview likely candidates, either in person or by telephone.
The selection process will end when the panel selects the students to be admitted on the basis of application data and the interview. During this selection process, the students’ interests, goals, and requests will be used to match each scholarship student with an appropriate faculty mentor. Each student will be included in a research project during their first semester of support. Final approval of accepted applicants must be certified by the OPM.
Fall Semester: Applications for candidates who wish to begin the SFS program in August will be accepted until May 31, of that year or until the cohort is full. The SFS panel will make award decisions by the end of May. Students will be notified of scholarship awards soon thereafter. Fall semester classes begin in August. Although we have a published deadline, we will review applications and make acceptance decisions on a continuous basis.