The purpose of the Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program is to support students who are pursuing an education in programs specifically designed for careers in cybersecurity defense. Students who receive the scholarships - up to $20,000 a year for two years - must commit to work for the Commonwealth of Virginia for one year for each year they receive a scholarship.
To be eligible, students must be domiciled in Virginia or eligible for a military-related exception for in-state tuition; enroll full-time in an eligible program at an eligible institution; be within two years of graduation from an undergraduate program or graduate program; have and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0; and not have received, or plan to receive, a federal CyberCorps Scholarship for Service.This scholarship can be used at Virginia public and private regionally accredited nonprofit colleges and universities offering an undergraduate or graduate program in cybersecurity. It can be applied only to accredited degree programs specifically designed for careers in cyber security defense. Note that not all computer science or information systems will qualify; only degree programs listed on cyberva.virginia.gov are approved programs.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.