Cybersecurity Students Benefit From Scholarship Program

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Andy Ober, University Communications

Directed by Dr. Hsinchun Chen, a UArizona cybersecurity program aims to train the next generation of cyberspace defenders. Thanks to a $3.6 million grant renewal from the NSF, the two-year program, the AZSecure Cybersecurity Fellowship, will continue to cover tuition and fees for graduate students and provides a stipend of $34,000 per academic year. About 30 students have already taken advantage of the program since 2013, and the renewal funding will allow the program to roughly 20 more students over the next five to seven years.