Peter Casey, a member of the 2020 class in the Department of International Affairs, has been awarded a CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS), which supports undergraduate and graduate students studying cyber-related disciplines. SFS is a federal government program designed to recruit and train the next generation of information technology professionals, industrial control system security professionals, and security managers to meet the needs of the cybersecurity mission for federal, state, local, and tribal governments.
CyberCorps scholars receive financial support for up to three years for undergraduate and graduate studies. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. In return for their scholarships, recipients must agree to work after graduation for the U.S. government in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.
“I am truly humbled and honored to receive the SFS,” Casey said. “This opportunity, along with the generous support of the Robertson Foundation for Government and the Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship Foundation, has enabled me to attend the Bush School and enter government service debt-free. The awards have also provided support and guidance in my pursuit of a career in government,” he added.
This summer, Casey was an intern in the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where he hopes to return as a defense analyst after graduation.