$100,000 Information Security Scholarship awards

(ISC)2 announced it is accepting applications for the annual (ISC)2 Information Security Scholarship Program for 2008, offering US$100,000 in financial assistance to full-time post-graduate students around the world who are conducting information security research projects.

One-year scholarships of up to US$12,500 each may be awarded to up to eight qualifying full-time post-graduate students pursuing an advanced degree in information security at any regionally accredited university worldwide. The submission deadline is April 30, 2008. The awards will be announced in June of this year.

To apply, candidates must submit a scholarship application form, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three character references and a proposed budget for using the scholarship funds. Students must also include a certified statement from their faculty advisor or institution confirming that:

  • The applicant is a post-graduate student in good standing in the institution and with the relevant department
  • The applicant is pursuing a defined information security research project that has been approved by their college or university
  • The applicant’s faculty advisor must also submit a letter of endorsement reflecting the character of the individual and the projected timeline to project completion.

    To obtain the (ISC)2 Information Security Scholarship form and read more about the program, candidates should visit www.isc2.org/scholarship

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