SFS Application Process

Applications for SFS are now closed and will reopen in Spring 2022.


Please prepare short essay answers of 300 words or less for the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in studying cybersecurity? Please include any relevant academic, professional and/or personal experiences.
  • If admitted what strengths, abilities, or characteristics will you contribute to the Scholarship for Service (SFS) community?
  • What are your interests in cybersecurity as it relates to national security?
  • How did you hear about SFS for ACES?

Please write a brief statement (no more than 300 words) explaining how the Scholarship for Service (SFS) award will benefit you personally, academically, and professionally.

You will be required to submit two letters of recommendation addressing your suitability for this program. The letters should speak to your commitment to cybersecurity and national security. Recommendations should come from professor(s) in a related field and/or a person familiar with your academic work and leadership qualities.  The ACES Leadership Team cannot write your letter of recommendation.

Recommenders may submit letters directly to aces@umd.edu. An email request will be sent to the addresses entered below. PDF and Word documents are preferred.

Recommendation letters must be submitted prior to the application deadline. Failure to receive two letters of recommendation will result in your application being denied.

You will be required to submit clear copies of your resume and transcript to the google form application. These documents must be uploaded in a .pdf or .docx format.

You will be contacted 2-3 weeks after the applications have closed with further information and next steps in the application process. You must apply to or already be a member in the ACES Minor to be considered for this scholarship.

If you have any questions, please email aces@umd.edu.