The National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended, authorizes the National
Science Foundation (NSF) to promote and advance scientific progress in the
United States by competitively awarding grants and cooperative agreements for
research and education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. The
CyberCorps®: Scholarship For Service (SFS) program, as a program
within the Division of Undergraduate Education at NSF, was established under
this charter. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management's authority to collect
information in support of SFS program activities is derived from the above Law
through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NSF and the U.S. Office of
Personnel Management (OPM) that tasks OPM with providing the operational
framework for the federal placement and tracking of students throughout the
academic phase and post graduation federal employment obligation.
The information collected is used to verify student eligibility and ensure
compliance with program requirements. The information is made available to
participating employers (federal agencies, independent agencies, government
corporations, commissions, quasi-official agencies, or federally funded
research development centers) for the purpose of internship and post-graduation
placement. It may also be used for studies and statistics that will not
Executive Order 9397 as amended by Executive Order 13478 permits
collection of the Social
Security Number to identify individual records in Federal personnel records
systems. We must have your SSN to identify your records because other people
may have the same name and birth date.
Giving us your SSN or any of the other information is voluntary. However,
without it, we cannot process your registration on the SFS web site.
Registering on the SFS web site and completing an on-line resume is required
for program participation.