Join the free cybersecurity competition where you can break, decrypt and reverse engineer your way to $2 million of college scholarships and certified cybersecurity training!
01 | What is the National Cyber Scholarship Competition?
The 'Capture the Flag' (CTF) competition will see you recover key information, thwart malicious hackers, and practice bleeding-edge exploitation techniques in the form of thrilling online challenges. You'll compete to win SANS certified training courses and industry-recognized GIAC certifications proving your mastery of a particular set of knowledge and skills.
High school competitors
Scholarships & training won
April 21-23, 2022
Earn progress badges and see friends compete with progress updates!
Keep an eye on your position on our live leaderboard!
Take on challenges built by industry experts.
Fun challenges exploring topics ranging from offensive tactics to reverse engineering software and crypto!
"Overall, I found my experience of the National Cyber Scholarship Competition to be a very fulfilling one. This competition ignited within me an interest in pursuing cybersecurity as part of my career path. Even while competing in the competition, I was still learning how to tackle a multitude of cybersecurity problems, ranging from networking to forensics. I am truly grateful for this experience and this wonderful opportunity."
02 | What can I win?
GIAC certifications desired and recognized by employers.
College scholarships up to $2,500.
Certified online SANS training course worth $3,000.
Full scholarship to an undergraduate degree worth $21,000.
03 | How do I take part?
Students aged 13-18 can win a college scholarship worth $2,500 plus free accredited and industry-recognized cybersecurity training.
Students enrolled in accredited US colleges can gain the fastest route to life-changing scholarships and cybersecurity certifications worth up to $21,000.
Check you meet the full requirements to participate in the competition in our knowledge base.