MONTANA – Montana is partnering with the SANS Institute to provide high school girls the opportunity to learn cybersecurity skills. Additionally, to compete for college scholarships through the Girls Go CyberStart challenge.
Female students in grades 9-12 are invited to compete in the challenge to win access to the CyberStart Game. The game is an online game designed to help students develop cyber and critical skills. Through the program, at least ten high school girls in Montana will win $500 scholarships to help them pay for college.
Both male and female college students will also be able to play this year in a companion program called Cyber FastTrack. Cyber FastTrack allows students who excel in both the CyberStart Game and CyberStart Essentials to be eligible to win $2.5 million in scholarships.
Girls Go CyberStart is a free cybersecurity skills program.
High school girls may register for Girls Go CyberStart now until the game begins on March 20. More information can be found at girlsgocyberstart.org/. College students may register for Cyber FastTrack beginning on April 5th at cyber-fasttrack.org/.
To learn more about the CyberStart challenge, visit https://go.joincyberstart.com/.