New Scholarships Open Doors to In-Demand Cybersecurity and App Development Careers

Lone Star College - CyFair
Lone Star College - CyFair

CYPRESS — Are you interested in a career earning approximately $86,000 and projected to grow 13% by 2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics? Lone Star College-Westway Park Technology Center offers two programs and two new scholarships available to help fund your training in these in-demand fields.

Students enrolling in the Cybersecurity or the Mobile/Web Application Development programs can also apply one of the Office of Technology Services (OTS) endowments scholarships. Two inaugural recipients will each be awarded $1,000 scholarships for the Spring 2020 semester.
The OTS Cybersecurity and Mobile Applications Development endowment scholarships are both fully funded, which means $1,000 scholarship for each program will be awarded annually.

To apply for the endowment scholarships, students must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:
•           The student must be admitted to the respective program at LSC-Westway Park Technology Center.
•           The student must be a high school graduate or have earned a GED.
•           The student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 to be considered.
•           The student must be enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours LSC-Westway Park Technology Center.
•           The student must meet Satisfactory Academic Policy.

Students who apply for these endowments will also be considered for other LSC scholarships in which they meet the eligibility criteria. Students can complete the scholarship application from their myLonestar account. The application deadline for all scholarships to be awarded in the spring is Oct. 1.

Cybersecurity defense teams are required to have skills in ethical hacking, intrusion detection and deterrence, programming, disaster recovery and business continuity. The Cybersecurity Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree will provide students with these skills and help them obtain an entry level position on such a team.

The Mobile/Web Application Development program prepares IT students with skills to build applications for mobile devices on multiple platforms. These applications allow for business and consumer transactions. Training in this program help students gain entry level positions in jobs in industries such as marketing, education, health care, government and entrepreneurship. Students in this program will learn a variety of programming languages and learn basic security skills related to mobile device activity.

“We offer two new AAS degree programs in IT that will prepare you with hands-on training for rewarding careers in this exciting and ever-evolving industry,” said LSC-Westway Park Technology Center Dean Kimberly Hubbard. “Both degree programs are housed at our center, where students learn both the technical and soft skills necessary to prepare for their future careers and industry certification.”

There is still time to register for fall at and apply for scholarships.

For additional scholarship information, contact Tranell Milburn, LSC-CyFair’s scholarship adviser, at or 281.290.5947.

Helping more than 22,000 students reach their academic and career goals, Lone Star College-CyFair is the 5th comprehensive college in the Lone Star College System, located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road just three miles south of U.S. Highway 290. Start close and go far at LSC-CyFair as well as at LSC-Cypress Center, located at 19710 Clay Road and LSC-Westway Park Technology Center, located at 5060 Westway Park Boulevard. For more information about LSC-CyFair and its programs, call 281.290.3200 or visit

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit


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