01/10/2013The 2013 Information Assurance Scholarship program, administered by the National Security Agency (NSA), is now accepting applications. Students at JSU, designated by the NSA as one of the Centers of Excellence in Information Assurance Education, are eligible to compete for the prestigious scholarship awards. The purposes of the program are to recruit and retain well-qualified personnel for work in the vital information assurance field. Rising junior, senior undergraduates, and master’s students who are U.S. citizens and are at least 18 years of age are eligible for consideration for the program. Information assurance scholarships will pay for the full cost of tuition, select fees, required books, lab expenses, supplies and equipment incurred by students selected for the program. In addition, the scholars will be provided a stipend to cover room and board expenses: undergraduate students will receive a stipend of $17,000, and graduate students will receive a stipend of $22,000 per academic year. Disabled students may receive additional allowances. This scholarship program requires the student to agree to serve one year of service to the Department of Defense (DoD), upon graduation, for each year of scholarship received.