Future Cyber Defenders Scholars Program

Prepare to Break into a Cybersecurity Career

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A Scholars Program for the Cybersecurity Professionals of Tomorrow

Advance your ambition in the cybersecurity industry as you network with tech-savvy peers and professionals, expand your knowledge and boost your skillset.

Technology is evolving faster than ever before, and it’s no surprise that related job opportunities are on the rise. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment of cybersecurity professionals to grow an astonishing 35% on a national level by 2031.1

Ready to find your place in this trending industry? You’ve got this. We’ve got you.

Our Future Cyber Defenders Scholars Program – offered exclusively to DeVry University and Keller students – gives you the resources and support you need to prepare to stand out as a cybersecurity professional.

Future Cyber Defenders Scholars Program Benefits

Prepare to make your mark in the cybersecurity industry. In our Future Cyber Defenders Scholars Program, eligible undergraduate and graduate students can:

  • Learn about trainings, events, conferences and networking opportunities hosted by leading industry organizations
  • Earn badges for completing leadership series courses and access industry-relevant content through LibGuide
  • Have the opportunity to participate on DeVry’s National Cyber League competition team and join DeVry’s National Chapter of COMPTIA
  • Get the cybersecurity career support you need with access to job search resources and opportunities including internships, apprenticeships and full-time positions

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks


How to Apply for the Scholars Program

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

Beginning with our November 2022 session, students who meet all the following initial eligibility criteria will be automatically enrolled in our Future Cyber Defenders Scholars Program:

  • Individual is a New, Readmit, Resume or Continuing student
  • Student is enrolled in or will be enrolled in an eligible cybersecurity program 
  • Student meets DeVry Admission and/or Keller Entrance requirements 

DeVry or Keller students enrolled in a program not identified above may submit a request to participate in the Scholars Program. Speak to an Admissions Representative for more information.

To retain your membership after the first year, students must:

  • Perform at a high level and progress in a timely manner toward completion of their certificate or degree program
  • Remain free of any disciplinary suspension or expulsion or academic-based sanction

Receive up to $1,500 per Semester with our Cybersecurity Scholarship

The cybersecurity industry moves at a rapid pace – and we want to help you advance your ambition as soon as possible.

Through our Future Cyber Defenders Scholarship, we’re excited to award eligible cybersecurity students who apply and qualify up to $1,500 per semester in cybersecurity scholarships, as well as a $400 grant to cover designated fees within their first session of enrollment. Apply for the scholarship by October 24, 2022 to be considered for the November session or by January 2, 2023 to be considered for the January session. 

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1 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm. Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location.