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Virginia students named as winners in National Cyber Scholarship program

Date Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2023

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The Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) today announced that 12 Virginia students have been named as national cyber scholars with honors and 208 Virginia students were named as national cyber scholars in the National Cyber Scholarship program. 

National cyber scholars with honors earn cyber training scholarships worth approximately $9,000 each, and national cyber scholars earn training scholarships worth approximately $3,000 each. This year’s scholarships total approximately $732,000 across the Commonwealth.

The majority of students qualified for the scholarships by participating in the CyberStart America competition which, in partnership with the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation (NCSF) and the SANS Institute, offers students in grades 9 through 12 free access to CyberStart, an immersive cybersecurity training game. Students can play the game to learn more about cybersecurity and build skills that could prepare them for a career in technology.

Read the news release.

View the complete list of winners.

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