Scholarship draws in future cyber experts

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 7:29pm EST

Uncle Sam wants you to tackle cybersecurity, and he's willing to send you to school for it. As the nation becomes increasingly aware of how vulnerable we are to cyber-attacks, the cybersecurity scholarship program is getting a boost. A qualified student will have his tuition, housing and and books covered for two years and and additional stipend of $30,000, The Guardian reports

After graduation the student will receive an average of fivejob offers and will be required to work at a federal agency for at least two years.

The Examiner reports there are around 145 universities that currently have a qualifying computer-science program including George Washington University in D.C. and John's Hopkins in Baltimore.

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