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Department of Defense “Cyber P3” Cybersecurity Scholarship Program – 2018

Lord Fairfax Community College, in collaboration with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cyber P3 program, is accepting application for scholarships in these programs:

  • Associate of Applied Science – Cybersecurity
  • Career Studies Certificate – Cybersecurity

Who is eligible to apply: Current or prospective LFCC students who are currently National Guard Reservists or Guardsmen serving in one of these units:
• Troop Program Unit (TPUs)
• Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA)
• Active Guard Reserve (AGRs)
        (Note: Reservists in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) or the Retired Reserve (RR) are excluded)

Click LFCC Application Packet_Jan2018 to download the scholarship packet. Questions may be directed to Cybersecurity Program Lead – Dr. Henry Coffman ( or Sharon Painter ( – Veterans Services.

Applications due: DUE MONDAY, FEB 19TH BY 5PM EST


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As technology becomes more sophisticated and we become increasingly dependent upon the devices that provide us with these technologies, our need for cybersecurity professionals to safeguard our personal data also increases. Cyber criminals and cyber terrorists pose an everyday threat to not only our personal security but our national security. According to statistics from the United States Department of Labor, the field of cybersecurity is projected to increase by 37% through the year 2022 with a median pay of nearly $87,000. From public institutions to private institutions, the demand for these professionals far exceeds the current supply.

At Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC), the Cybersecurity Career Studies Certificate (Cpicture2SC) can provide you with the means to develop the skills and knowledge needed to embark on a successful career within the field of cybersecurity. The CSC can be completed alone in one year or combined with an Associates Degree in Information Systems Technology (IST) and completed within two years. Upon graduating, you can potentially further your education by pursuing a Bachelors Degree or a Masters Degree in Cybersecurity or by choosing employment in the Cybersecurity field.

The Cybersecurity instructors at Lord Fairfax Community College strive to incorporate into their classes the latest technologies and methods that a security defender must exercise to thwart attackers. They incorporate a wealth of knowledge through education and employment experiences which provide the students a foundation of which the student can pursue numerous opportunities in the field of cybersecurity.

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Below are links to three key organizations for cybersecurity. Click on their logo to be redirect to their websites.

National Security AgencyNational CyberWatch CenterDepartment of Homeland Security

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