Talent Development



According to Cyberseek.org there are over 500,000 open cybersecurity position across the country. This is a growing number and the potential for career opportunities within the cybersecurity career field are limitless. 
The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative is working with all of the public institutions of higher learning across Virginia to help reduce this gap by graduating more students in cybersecurity related programs. This includes providing experiential learning opportunities for students to work with cybersecurity businesses as interns, creating additional cybersecurity curriculum to address gaps in learning outcomes, and to provide graduate students with unique experiences working with other students outside of their institution and disciplines. COVA CCI is committed to filling this need and in working with employers and students on developing the future cybersecurity workforce.

Cybersecurity Scholarship Opportunities

NSF Scholarship programs:

Norfolk State University Scholarship for Service program. This two year scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate student attending NSU.

Old Dominion University Cyber Leaders Scholar Program. This scholarship is available for up to three years and is open to students at TCC and TNCC in their final year who will transfer to ODU School of Cybersecurity as a junior, ODU junior and seniors in a cybersecurity degree program and ODU graduate students in the cybersecurity masters program.

Old Dominion University CYBER Scholarship program. This is a four year scholarship available to talented students who demonstrate financial need.



COVA CCI is supported by the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative and funded through the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Contact: covacci@odu.edu