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03.30.2021

Announcing the CyberNYC Fellowship

By The Fullstack Academy Team

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Last Updated 8/8/2022

What is the CyberNYC Fellowship?


The NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with Fullstack Academy, is offering select full tuition scholarships for qualifying NYC residents to attend the Fullstack Academy Cybersecurity Analytics Bootcamp at no cost.

Our full-time and part-time cybersecurity bootcamps teach students how to monitor and secure systems, networks and applications--as well as deploy offensive and defensive tactics needed to respond to cyber breaches. The curriculum is designed for prospective cyber professionals to gain the skills, career search support, and experience to launch a career in the industry.

The Center for Internet Security, CACI International, and Accenture are just a few of the companies who have hired graduates of the Fullstack Academy Cyber Bootcamp.

Why is the Fullstack Academy Cyber Bootcamp offering this fellowship?


The Cyber NYC Fellowship comes at a time when there’s an extremely high demand for cyber talent. According to research from Cyber Seek, the number of open cyber positions in New York is among the highest in the nation at 23,549. However, there isn’t enough cyber talent to meet the need--due in part to a lack of training opportunities.

As a New York–based organization, our continued relationship with NYCEDC offers a unique opportunity to serve qualifying residents with in-demand tech career training while also protecting against the global threat of cybercrime.

Who is eligible for the CyberNYC Fellowship?

To be eligible to apply for the CyberNYC Fellowship scholarship opportunity, NYC residents must first submit their Fullstack Academy Cyber Bootcamp program application, complete the admissions process, and be accepted into the bootcamp program.

To apply, all students must also:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent by the time of enrollment

  • Have an annual gross income of $50,000 or less (this includes those who are unemployed)

  • Currently reside in the 5 boroughs of NYC


How can I apply?

Complete the following steps to be considered for the scholarship.

  1. Apply to the Fullstack Academy Cybersecurity Bootcamp of your choice, and indicate your interest in the scholarship via the associated checkbox.

  2. Complete the admissions assessment for the Fullstack Academy Cyber Bootcamp and receive a decision.

  3. If accepted, you will receive the CyberNYC Fellowship scholarship application to fill out and submit.

  4. Submit the scholarship application by the deadline and receive a decision. If you are not awarded the scholarship, you’ll receive an email with alternative payment options. If you are awarded the scholarship, you’ll be prompted to schedule an acceptance call with a Fullstack Academy Student Advisor.

  5. Recipients are then sent a scholarship agreement form and a link to upload their qualifying documentation. Once your documents are reviewed and approved, you’ll be given a final decision and begin preparing for the bootcamp program.


What are the application deadlines?

The CyberNYC Fellowship will be awarded to select students in four upcoming cohorts. To be eligible, students must apply to the bootcamp, receive an admissions decision, and then submit their scholarship application by the scholarship deadlines below.

September 2022, Full-Time:
Scholarship Deadline: Sunday, September 4 at 11:59pm ET
Scholarship Decision: Thursday, September 15


Start Learning

Interested in learning more about cybersecurity but not ready to apply? Check out our free Hacking 101 video series to learn about current cyber threats, or try our free Cyber OnRamp course to learn Linux Command Line for beginners.

Want to become a cybersecurity pro?

Learn more about our full-time and part-time cybersecurity bootcamps.