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Cyber scholarship program expands

The National Science Foundation has tapped 13 schools to receive $19 million to expand the government’s Scholarship for Service program — a move that will increase the number of students and universities in the program. The program provides scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students studying information assurance in exchange for a one- or two-year stint in the federal Cyber Corps after graduation. President Bush approved the $19 million last Aug. 2 when he signed the fiscal 2002 supplemental appropriations bill. On Feb. 14, NSF plans to announce that it will use the money to launch the Scholarship for Service program at four more institutions as well as enable the nine schools already in the program to add about 10 students each. Full Story

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