The (ISC)2 Foundation, the non-profit charitable trust that aims to empower students, teachers, and the general public to secure their online life with community cyber security education and awareness, today announced its scholarship application period for 2014.
The application deadline for students and faculty to submit a completed application is 12:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
Through this scholarship program, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students have the opportunity to build stable careers in the field of information security. According to the 2013 Global Information Security Workforce Study, the global shortage of information security professionals is having a profound impact on the world economy.
These scholarships not only encourage students to pursue careers in this industry, but they also help address the growing demand for skilled cyber security professionals worldwide.
“It is critical that we work to fill society’s need for trained cyber security professionals by building the workforce of the future,” said Julie Peeler, director of the (ISC)2 Foundation. “For many of these students, their financial situations are challenging and our scholarships provide the funding they need to continue their education. I look forward to impacting more information security students with life-changing scholarships in 2014.”
The 2014 scholarship categories include:
Women’s scholarships: To inspire women to join the ever-growing field of information security, each year, the (ISC)2 Foundation grants up to two scholarships totaling up to US$40,000.
Undergraduate scholarships: Aspiring information security professionals have the opportunity to ease some of their educational financial burden with the (ISC)2 Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship, offering undergraduate students studying information security grants of up to US$5,000 per recipient.
Graduate research project(s): Graduate students often need funding to conduct special research projects. Seed funding of up to eight grants will be given for up to US$3,000 per recipient.
Harold F. Tipton Memorial Scholarship: The (ISC)2 Foundation Harold F. Tipton Memorial Scholarship was established to provide passionate, aspiring young information security professionals the means to follow the pathway to industry excellence, as constructed by the late Mr. Tipton.
Faculty certification exam vouchers: To encourage more academic participation in the profession and the certification process, (ISC)2 will provide vouchers valid for one CISSP or CSSLP exam and, upon certification, the first year of membership dues.
You can find out more about the scholarships here.