DeVry University has launched a new scholarship and grant program to help prepare and upskill students for careers in cybersecurity as employers across the public and private sectors work to fill vacant IT security positions, the university announced this week.
According to a news release this week, the university announced its Future Cyber Defenders Scholars Program and Future Cyber Defenders Scholarship, which will provide undergraduate students up to $1,500 per semester in scholarship awards for enrolling in qualifying engineering and information sciences cybersecurity certificates or degree programs. The announcement said the Future Cyber Defenders Scholarship will be available for the November 2022 and January 2023 sessions.
“It’s no secret that our nation is facing a tremendous gap in skills related to data protection and security, leaving many organizations vulnerable to sophisticated cyber attacks,” Tom Monahan, president and CEO at DeVry University, said in a public statement. “With the implementation of our Future Cyber Defenders Scholars Program and Future Cyber Defenders Scholarship, we aim to address this growing need and make upskilling and reskilling more accessible for cyber professionals and their employers.”
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