NSF’s cybersecurity Scholarship-for-Service program would expand under Senate bill

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Bipartisan legislation advancing in the Senate would expand a National Science Foundation scholarship program that funds cybersecurity education for students who commit to government service after they obtain their degree.

The Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act would expand the NSF’s CyberCorps: Scholarship-for-Service program, which awards grants and scholarships to students in exchange for agreeing to take on cybersecurity jobs in federal, state or local government after they graduate.

The Senate Commerce Committee approved an amended version of the bill Wednesday, and supporters say they hope to find floor time for the legislation soon after the Senate returns from recess. Key supporters include Republican Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Democrat Tim Kaine of Virginia.

Shaun Waterman of CyberScoop has more on the bill.

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