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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.

Designed to help students pursuing cybersecurity programs and prepare to pursue tech careers, 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.

Classes Start Monday, April 29, 2024
Why DeVry?

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

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About CompTIA

CompTIA is the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications in the world. With more than 2 million IT certifications issued worldwide, CompTIA is dedicated to helping IT professionals lead the charge in our digitally connected world.

Eligibility & Enrollment

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

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How to apply?

Speak with your advisor about the program now.

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1 Bureau of labor statistics-Information security analysts. Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location.