National Science Foundation targets cybersecurity through Triad scholarships

The National Science Foundation is awarding more than $730,000 in scholarships locally to help tackle the growing concern of cybersecurity.

The foundation has awarded $61,000 each to three Forsyth Tech students under its CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program, with a fourth still to be chosen this year. The NSF expects to award four more scholarships to Forsyth Tech students in 2018 and 2019.

The scholarship program aims to build a cyber security education system.

Students awarded the scholarship receive full tuition at Forsyth Tech; all required books; a technology stipend; and full tuition for two years at either N.C. A&T State University or the University of North Carolina at Charlotte after they graduate with a transfer degree from Forsyth Tech.

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