University of Louisville Receives $3.4M Grant to Grow Cybersecurity Workforce

The University of Louisville has been awarded a $3.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s CyberCorps Scholarships for Service program to help grow the cybersecurity workforce. The funding will cover full tuition for 100 students over the five-year project period, with 20 students per year from the UofL J.B. Speed School of Engineering‘s bachelor’s or master’s in computer science degree programs.

After graduation, students must serve in federal, local, state, or tribal government roles. UofL is the first and only school in Kentucky to receive an NSF CyberCorps Scholarships for Service grant.

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According to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s Data Breach Report, there were 1,862 data breaches in 2021, with more than 80% revealing sensitive personal information. UofL has led the charge in growing the nation’s cyber talent pool, receiving $8.3 million to lead development of a new microcredential-backed Cybersecurity Workforce Certificate.

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