(ISC)² Women in CyberSecurity Scholarships

Awarded by : Centre for Cyber Safety and Education

Updated on Oct 04, 2022
Rashmi Shukla

University Research Analyst

(ISC)² Women in CyberSecurity Scholarships

  • Applicable for

    All universities in USA +239 more

  • Max scholarship per student

    Rs 4,08,150/-

  • No. of students to be awarded


  • Course Level

    Bachelors & Masters

  • Intake year

    Sep 2023

  • Type of scholarships


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Scholarship Overview

  • Scholarships are administered by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education
  • Offered to the women from anywhere in the world to pursue study in the US or internationally

Applicable course, university and country

This scholarship is applicable for Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree

This scholarship is applicable for all universities in USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Singapore +235 more

  • a degree with a focus on cybersecurity, information assurance or similar field.

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: USD 5,000 => Rs 4,08,150

Conversion rate used: 1 USD = Rs. 82.86 (last updated 4th January 2023)

Scholarship amount will be given: One Time

Scholarship amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense ×Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses ×Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care ×Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover ×Not covered in scholarship
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others Scholarship amount can be used for this

  • Each scholarship award will be between $1,000 – $5,000
  • The funds will be sent to the school with instructions that it is applied to tuition, fees, and books

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: 10

  • Up to ten scholarships will be awarded

Scholarship Eligibility

No specific eligibility requirement mentioned on the Scholarship site, student profile will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Special Restrictions

  • Only for Women


  • Applicant:
    • Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance
    • Maybe a senior in high school, an undergraduate student, graduate or post-graduate student to be eligible
    • Must have achieved or maintained a GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale)
    • Maybe attending on campus or online
    • Maybe attending full time or part-time
    • May be attending in the US or Internationally
  • Applicants do not currently need to be enrolled, however, no awards will be disbursed until the recipient is enrolled in a college or university

Preference will be given to following candidates:

  • Applicants will be scored by members of (ISC)² and scholarship sponsors (if applicable). Scoring will be based upon three categories:
    • Passion
    • Merit
    • Financial Need

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India +239 more

Application Process for this scholarship

Application Documents

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
LOR Required
Essays Required
CV Required

  • 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
  • Essay questions to be filled out in application:
    • Tell us why you should be chosen to receive this women's cybersecurity scholarship and what makes you stand out from your peers?
    • Describe why you need the scholarship.
    • Describe your personal and educational backgrounds.
    • What - or who - inspired you to pursue a career in cybersecurity? What makes you a candidate for success in information security and what are your goals for your professional career.
    • When you graduate and secure a career in our industry, what steps can you take to “pay it forward” by supporting other women (currently in school, recent graduates, mid-career transition) new to our field? 
    • 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)
  • Resume/CV – No more than 3 pages maximum. Do not include links to publications
  • Unofficial transcripts from the current (or most recent) educational institution. If awarded; no funds will be disbursed until official transcripts have been received

Scholarship Application

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application final end date Not Available
  • Applications will reopen early to mid January
Award Notification Not Available
  • Award/No Award notifications will be emailed in June 2022

Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

Contact email scholarships@isc2.org
Phone number 727-493-3587

Additional Information

  • 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 June 2022

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