Science Applications International Corp. is now accepting applications for its CyberWarrior Scholarship, a program that helps returning veterans reenter the civilian workforce by offering cybersecurity certification training scholarships.
Offered in collaboration with (ISC)2’s nonprofit charitable trust, the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, the scholarship program provides military veterans with career development opportunities to help meet the national need for qualified cybersecurity professionals.
SAIC has said it intends to award 10 scholarships this year, bringing the total CyberWarriors supported since 2017 to 30.
“Given the prolonged and targeted cyberattacks against our national infrastructure, as well as the national defense sector and its supply chain, the demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals remains strong and is increasing rapidly,” said Alicia Lynch, SAIC chief information security officer and retired U.S. Army colonel.
The SAIC CyberWarrior Scholarship program is open to U.S. military veterans who were honorably discharged from one of the five branches of the military before April 14, 2020, as well as those currently serving as active members in the National Guard or Reserves. The scholarships include training classes, textbooks and materials, and exam vouchers for the (ISC)2 certification of their choice.
“Veterans hold a deep and enduring commitment to protecting our national security, which makes them ideal candidates for becoming certified cybersecurity professionals. SAIC’s CyberWarrior Scholarship helps close the supply and demand gap that cyber professional companies face in the current cyber talent market,” Lynch said.