Scholarship for Service Program FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: May I participate in this program either completely or partially online?

No. While some of the courses have online components, all require actual in person attendance at JHU as a full time student. No other external employment is allowed.

Q: How can I search for qualified internships or employment to meet my obligations under this scholarship?

You will be required to register on the CyberCorps® SFS website and complete an online resume, which government organizations will search for job candidates. You also will be provided with financial means to attend a job recruitment fair each January during the term supported by CyberCorps®. Additionally, you are encouraged to register at to proactively seek federal internship and employment opportunities. These sites provide current job vacancies and, in some cases, allow you to apply online.

Q: Where will I work?

You may fulfill your internship and job commitments at any federal, local, state or tribal agency; independent agency; government corporation, or commission. Students may also serve at a national laboratory or federally funded research development center (FFRDC), such as Sandia National Labs. A list of these organizations is provided at, at USAJobs, and at . If you receive an internship or job offer at one of the approved agencies, you are expected to accept. If you receive more than one offer, it is your choice which one you accept.

Q: What if I want to leave my job before the required period of service ends?

You must repay scholarship funds and stipends as a prorated amount equivalent to the length of time not served. Details are outlined in the Service Agreement.

Q: Are permanent residents of the United States eligible for this program?

Yes, both US citizens and lawful permanent residents are eligible for this program.

Additional FAQs are listed on the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management SFS website:

For additional information, contact:

(410) 516-6282 (Phone)

(410) 516-6134 (Fax)

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