Earns? Earns? I don’t think they know what that word means.
Being given a government grant paid for by taxpayers doesn’t mean earning.
The University of Idaho Center for Secure and Dependable Systems has earned another 4.46 million dollars toward cybersecurity training scholarships, preparing students to work at the highest levels of government.
According to the Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho’s cybersecurity jobs have increased 160% since 2015.
Since U of I started participating in the SFS program in 2001, the university has secured more than $20 million in funding and graduated more than 110 students from the program.
The NSF funding covers all tuition and degree-related fees. Program participants are assigned to a faculty-led research project investigating cybersecurity and cyber defense issues.
U of I offered the first cybersecurity bachelor’s degree program in Idaho, was one of the first to start a master’s program in the Northwest and is on track to launch its doctoral program.