These scholarships from the Centre for Cyber Safety and Education allow students studying cybersecurity or information assurance to receive awards of up to US$5,000.

At a glance

  • Funding valueUp to $US5,000
  • Suitable for Applicants fromEU, Rest of World, UK
  • DeadlineOn going
  • Funding provider(s)Center for Cyber Safety and Education

What it covers

Up to $US5,000 toward tuition fees.

Who can apply

To apply, you:

  • Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance;
  • Must be eligible to begin the first or second year of a master’s degree programme or pursue doctoral studies;
  • Must have a GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale) - note: if you have just been accepted to graduate school, or are just beginning classes, you will use the final cumulative GPA from your undergraduate degree transcript to meet this criteria;
  • 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;
  • Do not currently need to be enrolled, however, no awards will be disbursed until the recipient is enrolled in a college or university.

Further information

Please visit the Center for Cyber Safety and Education website for further information.

How to apply

Applications should be made online via the Center for Cyber Safety and Education website.

To support your application, 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 – no more than three pages maximum. Do not include links to publications.

    4.  Essay questions to be filled out in your application:

    • Tell us why you should be chosen to receive this (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Scholarship and what makes you stand out from your peers.
    • Describe why you need the scholarship.
    • Describe your personal and education backgrounds.
    • Describe why you chose your major and your goals for your academic career. What makes you a candidate for success in information security and what are your goals for your professional career?
    • Describe any contributions to the cybersecurity field, i.e. volunteer work, articles etc, and any other hobbies or extracurricular activities and what they mean to you (do not include links to articles).
    • Please tell us anything else you would like us to know about you.

    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.