Center for Cyber Safety and Education Undergraduate Scholarship 2017 for Aspiring information security professionals

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Application Deadline: 11:59 PM ET on April 20, 2017

Aspiring information security professionals have the opportunity to ease some of their educational financial burden with the Center for Cyber Safety and EducationUndergraduate Scholarship, offering undergraduate students studying information security up to US$5,000 per recipient.


  • 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 who is currently a junior, freshman or sophomore. If you are in your senior year, please apply for the (ISC)² Graduate Scholarship if appropriate. (add hyperlink to Graduate page)
  • GPA must be at least 3.0 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 award 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:

  • Passion
  • Merit
  • 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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Center for Cyber Safety and Education Undergraduate Scholarship 2017

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