USA CyberScholars Program

The University of South Alabama has been re-designated as a National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) through 2027 and have been a CAE since 2011. This designation is awarded to institutions after a rigorous review for programs that have demonstrated their commitment to academic excellence in cyber security education. USA's Center for Forensics, Information Technology, and Security (CFITS) supports the educational and research endeavors of the CAE-CD program. CFITS faculty support the undergraduate information assurance program curriculum development and research initiatives. We have established research groups in Information Security, Computer Forensics, and Healthcare Information Systems.

Scholarship Programs

The Scholarship for Service (SFS) program offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides scholarship funding for students in exchange for service in a government position for a period equal to the length of scholarship funding, typically two or three years. Students awarded an SFS scholarship participate in a paid summer internship at a federal, state, or local government agency and become part of the Federal CyberCorps, whose mission is to ensure the protection of the US Government’s information infrastructure. Upon graduation SFS scholars are required to serve in a paid information assurance position in federal, state, or local government.

For more information regarding the NSF SFS program or the Information Assurance curriculum at the University of South Alabama, contact Ms. Angela Clark, at (251) 460.7539.

USA School of Computing

150 Student Services Drive
Shelby Hall, Suite 2101
Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002

1 (251) 460-6390