Cybersecurity Education & Careers

Various government agencies and programs provide resources and support for students to train to enter cybersecurity careers.

CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service

This program awards scholarships to for cybersecurity-related degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs at two- and four-year colleges and universities. Scholarship recipients work for the U.S. government after graduation. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation.


North Carolina partners with Cisco, Amazon Web Services, NetApp, NDG, (ISC)2, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet and Onward to Opportunity to offer CyberVetsUSA. This program provides free training and employment opportunities to veterans, transitioning service members, National Guard and Reservists and their spouses. Offering the latest cyber courses and certifications from industry’s leading tech companies, CyberVetsUSA is a skills-to-job pathway that fast-tracks those coming out of the military into high-demand cyber careers.  

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers Studies

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies gives teachers from K-12 to college with tools to educate students as members of a digitally literate cybersecurity workforce. NICCS is part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education offers resources to promote cybersecurity education, training and workforce development. NICE collaborates with government, academic and industry partners to increase the number of skilled cybersecurity professionals.