NSF CyberCorps Program Rulemaking

The National Science Foundation recently released a federal register notice regarding the Cyber Scholarship-for-Service Program. The program provides funds to institutions of higher education that award scholarships to students who agree to work after graduation for a federal, state, local, or tribal government organization in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the duration of the scholarship. The proposed rulemaking seeks to change the standards for how a scholarship would be repaid if a recipient fails to meet the program requirements. NSF proposes that the conversion of the scholarship to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan will be done by NSF in collaboration with the Department of Education rather than by an academic institution.