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UWF awarded prestigious grant to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals

by FloridaWest News




The University of West Florida has been awarded a five-year grant totalling approximately $2.4 million to prepare cybersecurity students for federal, state, local and tribal government organizations amid a cyber workforce shortage. The National Science Foundation CyberCorps® Scholarship For Service grant will provide scholarships for 23 undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity, computer science and information technology students and allow UWF to help fill a critical need for cybersecurity experts in governmental roles. Scholarships cover full tuition and fees plus an annual stipend and allowance of $31,000 for undergraduate students and $40,000 for graduate students for up to two years. Scholarship recipients agree to work for a governmental organization, in a cybersecurity-related position, for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.

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