Cyber Security Scholarship Program

Red Rocks Community College Cyber Security Scholarship Program (CSSP) will award up to $3,750 for spring 2019, to approximately 25 students. Deadline to apply is November 26, 2018

NSF This initiative is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1259828.

Scholars will: 

  • Develop an approved academic plan with a CIS faculty advisor
  • Participate in Financial Aid 101
  • Build a portfolio/complete capstone project or internship
  • Participate in at least 80% of weekly Cyber Security Scholars’ Hour Meetings
  • Discuss industry opportunities and trends
  • Be a full time student who successfully completes at least 12 credits in spring while maintaining a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • Be eligible to receive federal financial aid and demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
  • If you fail to meet any of these requirements, the scholarship will be reclaimed and you will be responsible for all associated costs for classes. 

Application Components:

  • Seeking an AAS degree in Programming Specialist, Web Development, Network Specialist, Cyber Security Specialist, or an AS degree in Computer Science
  • Have a 3.0 GPA from an accredited secondary or post-secondary institution and demonstrate the ability to successfully complete college-level coursework through transcript or test scores on Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT
  • Must be a full time student who successfully completes at least 12 credits per semester while maintaining a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • Be a citizen, permanent resident of the United States, or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be eligible to receive federal financial aid and demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
  • Submit an essay or letter of interest
  • Submit two letters of recommendation

The CSSP Advisory Screening Committee will evaluate applicants based on financial need, high school GPA (3.0), ACT scores (18—English; 17—Reading Comprehension; 23—Math), SAT scores (Verbal 440, Math 570) or Accuplacer scores (95—English; 70—Reading Comprehension; 85—Math), equivalent academic placement test scores, an essay or letter of interest detailing why you deserve this scholarship and how your study within the cyber security field will contribute to your immediate or long-range career plans, and two (2) letters of recommendation from STEM faculty members or industry professionals. Current RRCC students are required to submit college transcripts, as well.

Apply Now for the Cyber Security Scholarship Program

To apply for this scholarship you will need to first fill out a general scholarship application via the AcademicWorks online system. Once you have filled out the general scholarship application, you can select the CSSP and enter the additional information that is required. For questions about eligibility for CSSP, please call Joseph Murdock, RRCC Computer Technology Faculty at 303.914.6249 or email him at For questions about the scholarship application process, please contact Travis Ogburn in the Foundation Office via phone at 303.914.6426 or email at

Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity

Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. The College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex/gender, sexual orientation gender identity, religion, age, national/ ethnic origin, pregnancy status, veteran’s status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by applicable law, in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. 

RRCC has designated an Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. Report all concerns or complaints relating to discrimination or harassment to the Title IX/EO Coordinator(s). For information, contact the RRCC HR, Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, Co 80228. 303.914.6298,  Go here for more info on our sexual misconduct policies.