Cybersecurity Scholarship Program powered by Last Mile Education

This scholarship supports community college students in a cybersecurity pathway (any program such as IT, Information Security, Networking, etc. qualifies) through grants of $500 to cover short-term basic needs (e.g., food, rent, health-related, transportation/car issues, and/or a laptop/device). This program also offers subsidies for cybersecurity certification exam costs up to $375. In addition to funding, all grantees will receive a year of LinkedIn Premium and access to the Github Developer tools for free. You must be a student and have a paid membership with us to participate in this program.

Who We Support

  • Last Mile invests in striving undergraduates who have already committed to a technology pathway and:
  • Identify as women.
  • Demonstrate low-income status, ineligibility for US Federal student aid, or evidence of financial need.
  • Currently in pursuit of an undergraduate computing-related degree at an accredited 4-year institution of higher education in the U.S. Eligible degrees are detailed in the application.
  • Are typically within 4 semesters of degree completion (Juniors and Seniors).
  • Currently located in the United States.
  • Experiencing a financial obstacle that is a threat to your continued progress towards your computing degree.
  • Members of Affiliate Partner organizations and alumnae of computing talent pipeline programs and groups are encouraged to apply (e.g. NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, Girls Who Code, Black Girls Code, Boys & Girls Clubs, Girl Scouts, SWENext, etc.).

For more information and to apply, go to Check out the National CyberWatch Center webcast recording on YouTube below.