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Cybersecurity Scholarships

As cyber crime and hacking increases so does the demand for cybersecurity professionals who are able to detect, analyze, and respond rapidly to threats to make sure information and data stays out of the wrong hands. Cybersecurity professionals can be found across many industries and at varying levels. From basic IT skills to advanced levels, cybersecurity specialists ensure the safety of computer networks and systems.

To meet the demands of this popular 21st-century field, college and universities are offering cybersecurity college scholarships and cybersecurity majors. Schools that don't offer specific cybersecurity majors may offer a similar degree path that can lead to a career in cybersecurity, including computer science, information science, information assurance and security, computer forensics, computer engineering and computer programming. Obtaining a four-degree in any of these or related fields can help qualify you for a career in cybersecurity. Becoming certified as a cybersecurity specialist can also increase your career opportunities and earning potential; some employers may require it.

There are organizations that offer cybersecurity scholarships to students pursuing a career in this important and in demand field, so if you are looking to land additional funding for college, be sure to check out these cybersecurity scholarships.

(ISC)² Graduate Cybersecurity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The (ISC)² Graduate Scholarship program offers from $1,000 to $5,000 per graduate student who is pursuing a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance. Applicants must be eligible to begin the first or second year of a master's degree program or pursue doctoral studies and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Citizenship isn't required. Winners are announced in June. For more information or [...] More

(ISC)² Undergraduate Cybersecurity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The (ISC)² Undergraduate Scholarship offers students scholarships from $1,000 to $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 or an undergraduate student who is currently a junior, freshman, sophomore or senior who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in the fall. A minimum 3.3. [...] More

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program provides scholarships that may fully fund the typical costs incurred by full-time students while attending a participating institution, including tuition and education and related fees. Applicants must be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in a formal program that is focused on cyber security at an awardee institution, or [...] More

International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship is for intelligence professionals and personnel desiring to make a career in the intelligence field. Your essay should describe your affiliation with the intelligence career field or how you are working towards that goal. The winner will receive a mentor in the intelligence career field. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

SWSIS Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The SWSIS program provides scholarships of up to $10,000 for women studying for their Bachelors and Masters degrees in fields relating to information security. To be eligible, you must be accepted at or enrolled in a US campus of a US university (at least in junior or senior year). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

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Last Reviewed: September 2020