The US has a cybersecurity workforce shortage of nearly 500,000 trained professionals, yet only 3% of US students attain a credential in computer and information sciences and far fewer specialize in cybersecurity. The Last Mile Education Fund and Microsoft are working together to address the diversity and talent shortages in the cybersecurity workforce by investing in students like you.
The Microsoft Cybersecurity Scholarship Program supports community college degree and industry certificate completion through financial assistance (up to $500) and subsidies for cybersecurity certification exam costs (up to $375). Financial assistance is intended to cover short-term basic needs, such as food, rent, health-related, transportation/car issues, and/or a laptop/device. No GPA or Essay Required. To be eligible, applicants must: Reside in the United States; Currently be enrolled in a cybersecurity-related program, including boot camps, at a 2-year institution in the United States, such as a community college or technical school; and be able to demonstrate financial need. If enrolled in a 2 year program: your current transcript clearly showing your name that includes the current academic term and includes the name of your post-secondary institution and your major/minor areas of study or industry certification program. Unofficial transcripts are accepted. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.