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WGU Offers Scholarships to Help Fill Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Commissioner Cook encourages residents to look into these scholarships from Western Governors University

  • 3 October 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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professionals—nearly 314,000 as of January 2019. WGU is a leading educator of cybersecurity professionals, with more than 4,000 undergraduates and nearly 1,500 graduate students enrolled in a cybersecurity degree program. WGU’s cybersecurity curriculum is designed and regularly updated with input from cybersecurity experts and leading IT employers to meet the most recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Security Agency (NSA) guidelines. Graduates work for leading companies and organizations around the world— including at the highest levels of the federal government.


Designed to meet the needs of adult learners, WGU’s competency-based education allows students to take advantage of their knowledge and experience to move quickly through material they already know, so they can focus on what they still need to learn. Students complete their programs by studying with schedules that fit their lives, advancing as soon as they demonstrate mastery of the subject matter. WGU faculty members work one-on-one with students as mentors, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction. While WGU’s degree programs are rigorous and challenging, competency-based learning makes it possible for students to accelerate their progress, saving both time and money.


WGU’s cybersecurity programs are perfect for either current or aspiring cybersecurity professionals. And in addition to earning a degree, students enrolled in these programs earn industry certification, embedded in the curriculum and at no extra cost, along the way.


To learn more about WGU’s Cybersecurity Scholarship, or to apply, visit http://wgu.edu/cyberscholarship.  


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