(ISC)² WOMEN’S INFORMATION SECURITY SCHOLARSHIPS

(ISC)² WOMEN’S SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN TO APPLICATIONS BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2017 

Applications close at 11:59 PM ET on March 9, 2017

Scholarships to inspire women to join the ever-growing field of Information Security   

The application period for the (ISC)² Women’s and Raytheon’s Women in Cybersecurity Scholarships will reopen January 2017. Applications will be accepted for Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships beginning February 2017. For details on the Raytheon’s Women in Cyber Security Scholarship click here

BOTH CENTER WOMEN’S AND RAYTHEON SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS: CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Applicants who do not receive the Center for Cyber Safety and Education Women’s Scholarship or the Raytheon’s Women in Cyber Security Scholarship may be referred to the Graduate and Undergraduate panels for consideration of award in that category.   Learn how to apply

(ISC)² WOMEN IN INFORMATION SECURITY SCHOLARSHIPS

administered by

CENTER FOR CYBER SAFETY AND EDUCATION

The Center for Cyber Safety and Education awards scholarships up to US$40,000 in the Women’s Scholarship category.

Eligibility

  • Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance.”
  • You may be a senior in high school, an undergraduate student, graduate or post graduate student to be eligible.”
  • GPA must be at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale).
  • You may be a citizen of any country (US citizenship not required).
  • May be attending on campus or online.
  • May be attending full time or part time
  • May be attending in the US or Internationally
  • You do not currently need to be enrolled, however no awards will be disbursed until the recipient is enrolled in a college or university.
  • If awarded: the funds will be sent to the school with instructions that it be applied to tuition, fees and books.

What You Will Need

  1. Unofficial transcripts from your current (or most recent) educational institution. If awarded; no funds will be disbursed until official transcripts have been received.
  2. One Letter of Recommendation outlining the following:
    • How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?
    • What skills or abilities does the applicant have that will support him/her in completing a degree?
    • What other information about the applicant should be taken into consideration?
    • NOTE: Academic references are preferred; however, you may submit a professional letter of reference addressing the points above.
  3. Resume/CV
  4. Statement of Purpose outlining (no more than two pages and should be double spaced):
    • Describe what makes you stand out from other applicants, and why you should be chosen to receive this Center for Cyber Safety and Education Scholarship.
    • Describe why you need the scholarship.
    • Describe your personal and education backgrounds.
    • Describe why you chose your major and what makes you a candidate for success in information security.
    • Describe your goals for your academic career and in your professional career.
    • Describe hobbies or extracurricular activities and what they mean to you

 Scoring Criteria Applicants will be scored by members of (ISC)² and scholarship sponsors (if applicable). Scoring will be based upon three categories:

  1. Passion
  2. Merit
  3. Financial Need

 NOTE: Not all applicants will receive a scholarship. Scholarships are a one-time award and must be re-applied for each year in order to be considered for another scholarship. No Scholarship awards will be paid until July 2017.

All scholarships are administered by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education

Inquiries

 

Inquiries can be sent to scholarships@isc2.org or call 727-493-3587

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