Key components of the Scholarship for Service program, in addition to the tuition payment and stipend include:
- An annual career fair held in the Washington, DC area for students to network with possible employers that meet the requirements for service after graduation.
- Research and employment experience during the academic year in relevant Penn State research centers.
- Professional development opportunities through lectures, mentoring, and training.
The service aspect, coordinated by OPM, where students will serve in a government agency during the summers while they are enrolled in the SFS program. This service experience will give them an opportunity to solve specific real problems in information assurance.