Jan 31, 2011

White and Psarris obtain $1.25 million NSF grant for Cybersecurity Scholarships

UTSA computer science faculty Gregory White and Kleanthis Psarris have been awarded a four-year, $1.25 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award is part of the NSF's Scholarship for Service (SFS) program, which seeks to generate a pipeline of qualified professionals to meet the cyber-security needs of the federal government.

The grant to UTSA will fund scholarships for UTSA undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students committed to pursuing careers in computer and information security. The scholarships will provide for the student's tuition and pay a stipend for living expenses and room and board. (For a total, in 2011, of $26,000/year for undergraduates and $28,000/year for graduate students.) Each student may receive support for up to two years and will be required to work for the federal government one year for each year of support received. The SFS program and the Computer Science Department will provide assistance in identifying federal employment opportunities in San Antonio and elsewhere in the United States.

Further information can be found in a UTSA today article about the grant and on the Computer Science Department's NSF Scholarship for Service (SFS) page.