To compete in the National Cyber Scholarship Competition, students must:
- Be at least 13 years old
- Be enrolled in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade at a public or private school (or the homeschool equivalent) in the USA
- Have achieved the required level in CyberStart Game by the qualifying date (March 15 2021, extended from March 8 2021)
- Be resident in the USA at the time of the NCS Competition
There will be additional eligibility checks for students who qualify to take part in the National Cyber Scholarship Competition, and further enhanced eligibility and identity checks before any prizes are awarded.