Current & Future Student Resources

Resources for Current & Future Students

Scholarships for Cybersecurity Students

Computer Science MS Degrees is a free resource for students who are pursuing cybersecurity and computer engineering careers. Read their list of 25+ scholarships for undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity students.

Interdisciplinary Studies Scholarships

As part of Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, students can participate in scholarship projects to explore the connection between cybersecurity and their chosen educational path.

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI)

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI) at UCCS furthers initiatives where technology and ethics meet, and there’s no better concentration than Cybersecurity for this. The Daniels Fund has created a unique opportunity for UCCS students to engage with the ethics initiative, partner with a DFEI fellow, and gain valuable experience as a DFEI Student Ambassador.

Internship Opportunities

Department of Homeland Security

Cybersecurity Internship Program

Program Type: Paid Internship
Program Duration: 10-Week Program
Location: Washington, D.C.

Interns will apply concepts, protocols, and tools acquired through coursework in the real world by working side by side with experts in cybersecurity. The program focuses on areas such as identification and analysis of malicious code, forensics analysis, incident handling, intrusion detection and prevention, and software assurance.

Learn more about the program.

National Security Agency

NSA Student Internship Program

Program Type: Varies
Program Duration: Varies
Location: Varies

The NSA Student Internship Program offers internship positions in several areas, including Operations Research Technology, Cryptanalysis and Signals Analysis, CAE Cyber Operations, and more.

Learn more about the program.

Defense Information Systems Agency

Internship Programs & Employment for Early Career

Program Type: Paid entry level jobs and internships
Program Duration: Varies
Location: Varies

DISA acts as the IT department for the US Department of Defense and the White House. They offer programs for recent grad's (DISA Pathways Recent Graduate Program) and for students (DISA Pathways Internship Program).

Learn more about these programs.

Training and Education Resources for Students

Cybersecurity resources to help supplement your college career.

Professor Messer

YouTube Channel

Video-based free tutorials to study for any CompTIA certification

Cybersecurity Career Information


Cyberseek Education and Careers in Cybersecurity

Cyberseek provides high level jobs data and helps students explore a variety of educational pathways in cybersecurity.

US Bureau of Labor and Statistics

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics provides thorough and recent information on a variety of cybersecurity career paths, jobs, pay rates, and education requirements. 


Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC)

PPWFC connects businesses with work-ready job seekers and employment-driven services in the Pikes Peak region.


National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS)

Visit the NICCS website for an interactive tool that helps you explore jobs and roles within the NICE Framework for Cybersecurity.


Society of Industrial Security Professionals

NCMS is a non-profit, professional security society offering unparalleled opportunities for learning, networking, and professional development at the local and national levels.

Cybersecurity Conferences and Competitions

Hacker Halted

Hacker Halted is EC-Council’s annual IT Security Conference, focusing on topics such as ethical hacking, computer forensics, pen testing, and many others.

Dates: October 3-4, 2022

National Cyber League

The National Cyber League (NCL) is a performance base and learning community where cyber security is a passion. The NCL enables high school and college students to prepare and test themselves against practical cybersecurity challenges.


C2Games is an entry-level cybersecurity gaming competition hosted for NCAE schools (National Center for Academic Excellence) in Cyber Defense – designed specifically for first-timers. As a student of an NCAE school, you can register here and work through cybersecurity challenges, starting at a basic level and working up to more complex challenges.

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