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These STEM Scholarships Can Help You Prepare for a Career in Cybersecurity

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With all the data breaches happening around the country, it’s no wonder that jobs in cybersecurity are on the rise.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the number of cybersecurity jobs will grow 28% by 2026.

Cybersecurity job training typically falls under the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) educational umbrella. If you’re thinking about a job in cybersecurity, here are a few scholarship opportunities to check out.

But don’t delay. Some of the application deadlines are coming up soon!

The Engility Cyberwarrior Scholarship Contest

Engineering and logistics company Engility Holdings has paired up with nonprofit organization Center for Cyber Safety to offer cybersecurity certification training scholarships to qualifying military veterans.

Here’s how to enter the Engility Cyberwarrior Scholarship contest.

Scholarship award: One (ISC)² certification exam voucher of the recipient’s choice: CISSP, CSSLP, CCSP, HCISPP, SSCP or CAP, a textbook, study guide, practice tests and a seminar.

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be honorably discharged from one of the five branches of the United States Military on or before July 13, 2018. People currently serving in the National Guard or as a Reservist are also eligible

To apply, applicants must:

  • Submit a resume
  • Answer three essay questions in the application
  • Provide a letter of recommendation (optional)

Deadline: June 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT

You can read the rest of the official rules and guidelines here.

The Western Union Scholars Program Scholarship Contest

The Western Union Foundation is awarding scholarships to college students pursuing degrees or fields of study in STEM or business/entrepreneurship.

Here’s how to enter the Western Union Scholars Program Scholarship contest.

Scholarship amount: $2,500

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be:

  • Between the ages of 18 – 26 years of age on June 1, 2018
  • Pursuing a degree/field of study in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business/entrepreneurship
  • Able to demonstrate admittance to an accredited post-secondary institution or have applied for admittance

To apply, applicants must:

  • Complete the online application
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor or supervisor

Deadline: April 30, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EST

You can read the rest of the official rules and guidelines here.

The Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship Contest

Named for the engineer who founded American Power Systems Inc., this scholarship is for new college entrants pursuing an education in STEM.

Here’s how to enter the Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship contest.

Scholarship amount: $5,000

To qualify for this scholarship, you must be:

  • A high school junior or senior with an expected 2018 graduation date
  • Graduating from a high school whose physical address is in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois
  • Planning to matriculate into an accredited college program in 2018
  • Planning to pursue an education with a major or specific focus in STEM

To apply, applicants must:

Deadline: Noon, May 1, 2018

Winners will be notified: On or about July 2, 2018.

You can read the rest of the official rules and guidelines here.

To find even more cybersecurity and STEM scholarships, keep an eye on the Cybersecurity Scholarships page at Scholarships.com.

If you’re looking for even more scholarships to apply for, be sure to check out our list of 100 scholarships that will help you pay for college.

Lisa McGreevy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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