The recipient of the KnowBe4 Scholarship for Black Americans in Cybersecurity must be Black or African American and pursuing, or planning to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance. GPA must be at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Complete applications must include a resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, one letter of recommendation, and essay question responses. You may attend courses on-campus or online, and be enrolled full-time or part-time at an institution in the US. This one-time award may be applied to tuition, fees, books, electronics and up to $3,000 may be applied to on-campus housing. Scholarships may be paid all at once or spread out over multiple semesters including summer sessions.
The recipient will also receive a (ISC)2 Certification Education Package valued at approximately $5,000. The package includes one (ISC)2 certification exam voucher (for the (ISC)2, one certification exam of your choice, hard copy or digital study materials, and practice exams. The (ISC)2 Direct training seminar is an in-person, Instructor-led live online, or self-paced program (travel & lodging expenses not included). Your first year of membership fees will be paid upon passing the exam and becoming endorsed. The exam voucher and education package may be claimed upon graduation and will be good for one year from the date of issue. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.