Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to support students interested in studying cybersecurity.

About the programCyberCorps: Scholarship for Service

Community College Cyber Pilot Program (C3P): Scholarship for Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of information assurance professionals that protect the government’s critical information infrastructure.

MVCC C3P scholars will complete an associate degree in computer information systems or cybersecurity.


  • United States citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Currently enrolled in, or applied for admission/transfer to, a cybersecurity-related program at MVCC
  • Associate in science degree in computer information systems (AS in CIS)
  • Associate in applied science – transfer degree in cybersecurity (AAS-T in cybersecurity)
  • Other approved program of study (must be approved by the program director)
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline or be a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Meet selection criteria for federal employment, including obtaining a security clearance


  • Full tuition and academic fees for up to two years
  • Annual stipend of $25,000
  • Annual textbook and professional development allowance of $6,000
  • Paid summer internship at a local/state/federal agency between the scholar’s first and second year in the program*
  • If successful, full-time employment at a local/state/federal government agency*

* The MVCC C3P Scholars are responsible to apply for and obtain a position. The MVCC C3P Program will provide assistance with identifying employment opportunities.


MVCC C3P scholarships are offered on a competitive basis. The scholarships are effective for up to two years starting with the fall semester. Scholarship recipients are selected based on:

  • Academic performance
  • Resume key items
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Essay outlining the applicant’s objectives as it relates to cybersecurity and a career in the government
  • Ability to obtain security clearance
  • Interview

To apply contact:

Stan Kostka
Moraine Valley Community College

For more information
or to apply, please contact:

Stanley Kostka

C3P: Scholarship for Service
Information Sheet