The Center for Cyber Safety and Education offers the Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships for International Students in the USA for the 2022/2023 academic session.
The (ISC) Women’s Scholarships will be awarded in conjunction with the KnowBe4 Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship. As a matter of fact, the purpose of the scholarships is to inspire women to join the ever-growing field of Information Security.
Worth of Award
- Up to ten scholarships will be awarded. Each scholarship award will be between $1,000 – $5,000
- If awarded: the funds will be sent to the school with instructions that it be applied to tuition, fees and books. Recipients do NOT receive award funds.
- Awards do not renew. You will need to reapply each year in order to be considered for another award.
To be able to increase your chances of qualifying for the scholarship, you may/must
- Be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance.
- In high school as a senior, an undergraduate student, graduate or postgraduate student to be eligible.
- Possess a GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale).
- Be a citizen of any country (US citizenship not required).
- Currently be attending on campus or online, full time or part-time, in the US or internationally.
- Not currently 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.
How to Apply
Another very important step in accessing the scholarship is the application. So, if you want your application for the Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships to be done successfully, you must provide
- Unofficial transcripts from your current (or most recent) educational institution. If awarded; no funds will be disbursed until official transcripts have been received.
- 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.
That’s not all; you must also provide
- Resume/CV – No more than 3 pages maximum. Do not include links to publications.
- Essay questions to be filled out in application:
- Tell us why you should be chosen to receive this women’s cybersecurity scholarship and what makes you stand out from your peers?
- Describe why you need the scholarship.
- Describe your personal and educational backgrounds.
- What – or who – inspired you to pursue a career in cybersecurity? What makes you a candidate for success in information security and what are your goals for your professional career.
- When you graduate and secure a career in our industry, what steps can you take to “pay it forward” by supporting other women (currently in school, recent graduates, mid-career transition) new to our field?
- 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)
Deadline: In conclusion, it is important to note that applications will close on February 28, 2022, AT 11:59 pm EST US.