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SANS Institute Classes Now Provided for Rural Cyber Security Scholarship Winners

Thanks to a contribution from the SANS Institute, the RTF’s Cyber Security Scholarship now includes two SANS cyber security training courses and corresponding GIAC certification exams to help the scholarship recipients jumpstart their careers.

Starting this year, the recipients of our Cyber Security Scholarship will receive a major boost! SANS Institute is generously contributing two free training courses and GIAC certification exams to each scholarship recipient. These benefits are additions to the existing $1,000 cash award. The RTF Cyber Security Scholarship is awarded annually to up to three students from rural communities who are planning to attend college to pursue a degree in a computer technology-related field, with a focus on security.

We’re excited to bring the additional benefit of SANS courses to recipients of our Rural Cyber Security Scholarship. Exposure to high-quality industry training is hard to come by for rural students. Our partnership with SANS helps further reduce barriers to STEM careers for these students.

Chris Sanders, Founder and Executive Director of the RTF

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative for information security thought leadership with the mission to “empower current and future cybersecurity practitioners around the world with immediately useful knowledge and capabilities, we deliver industry-leading community programs, resources, training, and events.”

To read more about the SANS Institute, click here.

The application deadline for the scholarship is April 15, 2022.

If you or someone you know is interesting in applying for the scholarship, click here for the application and more information.