Graduate Scholarship


Graduate students often need funding to conduct special research projects or assistance with tuition and fees; the (ISC)² Graduate Scholarship Program helps grad students achieve those goals.

Graduate Applicants:

Graduate scholarships will open to applications November 1, 2019.

Applications will close on January 15, 2020 at 11:50 PM EST. Recipients will be notified Mid March 2020

Awards will be sent to the schools in July 2020

Up to 20 scholarships will be awarded. Each scholarship award will be between $1,000 – $5,000

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  • Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance.
  • Must be pursuing a Master’s Degree program or doctoral studies
  • GPA must be at least 3.5 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
  • 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 – No more than 3 pages maximum. Do not include links to publications.

4.  Essay questions to be filled out in 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. No Scholarship awards will be paid until July 2019.

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

For questions email or call +1-727-493-3587.


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