National Science Foundation Awards Grant to GWU CS Department

July 06, 2017

On July 6, the National Science Foundation awarded GW $949,196 as a supplement to its existing Scholarships for Service (SFS) grant. This will allow GW to add another cohort of students from community colleges in the DC metropolitan area to its existing SFS program cohort. GW will work with Prince George’s, Northern Virginia, and Anne Arundel Community Colleges to recruit and educate five full-time students from these institutions, and, after a year of specialized learning and enrichment activities, bring them to GW. Here, they will integrate into existing GW academic programs and the current SFS cohort, graduate with a baccalaureate or master’s degree, and move on to serve government employers as cybersecurity professionals. The program is administered by GW’s Cyber Security and Privacy Research Institute (CSPRI). The principal investigator is Prof. Lance Hoffman (CS) and the co-principal investigators are Prof. Rachelle Heller (CS) and Dr. Costis Toregas (CS). July also marks a transition at CSPRI, with Dr. Costis Toregas becoming the sole director while Prof. Lance Hoffman remains there with the title of founder.