From staff reports
South Coast Cyber Center, in collaboration with the Beaufort Digital Corridor, USC Beaufort, Technical College of the Lowcountry, CyberStart America and the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation, is offering high school students the opportunity to win scholarships for certification and school tuition.
Through April 27, 2022, students can register and begin the competition, developed by CyberStart America. CyberStart America is a gamified learning platform developed by cybersecurity professionals that challenges a student’s problem-solving skills.
To enter, students must be at least 13 years old and in 9th through 12th grades in public, private, charter or home school. CyberStart’s competition allows students to build a portfolio of desirable skills and certifications sought by employers. No background in information technology or cybersecurity is required.
“This is a unique opportunity provided for free to interested students that features fun challenges and simulations to increase their cybersecurity knowledge,” Chairman of the South Coast Cyber Center Warren Parker said in a release. “These challenges will allow our students to build their cyber skills while competing for scholarships worth up to $2,500. We believe CyberStart is a unique and innovative concept that can uncover hidden talent for cybersecurity in our community.”
Beaufort Digital Corridor will host a virtual information session via Zoom at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16.
Students will need to register and activate their CyberStart America account to join the Beaufort Digital Corridor’s CyberTeam.
Registration link: https:// register.cyberstartamerica.org/student/?referral=83502
Team code: party-sample-supplier
Interested students or parents may also contact Mr. Cooper, Cybersecurity Program Manager at the Beaufort Digital Corridor by email at cory@ beaufortdigital.com or their local school to find out more information