Center for Cyber Safety and Education

EDUCATING FUTURE INFORMATION SECURITY PROFESSIONALS

The math is simple: A high demand for skilled cybersecurity experts and not enough supply of qualified candidates equals a world of opportunity. The Center aims to bridge this gap by providing future information security professionals with scholarships to prepare them for a rewarding career in this important field. A career in information security puts you on the front lines of this burgeoning industry, defending the safety of all those who work, study and play in our digitized world.

Center for Cyber Safety and Education USA
Oct 17, 2017
Scholarship - General
Applications open January 1, 2018 Applications close at 11:59 PM ET on March 1, 2018 Award/No Award notifications will be emailed the week of April 16, 2018 The Raytheon Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarship is the latest of the company’s efforts aimed at developing global cyber talent.   RAYTHEON’S WOMEN CYBER SECURITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS Up to three scholarships will be awarded to high school or first year undergraduate students. Up to three scholarships will be awarded to mid-career professionals, wishing to change their career path, and enter a field with a focus on cybersecurity/information assurance. Graduate students are not eligible for this scholarship.   RAYTHEON’S WOMEN CYBER SECURITY SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must be pursuing, or intending to pursue, a degree with a cybersecurity or information security focus. Eligible applicants must be one of the following: A high school senior A first year undergraduate student Mid-career professionals pursuing an undergraduate degree. Mid-career professionals may be in their freshmen, sophomore or Junior year. A cumulative GPA of 3.30 May be attending on campus or online. May be attending full time or part time You do not currently need to be enrolled, however no awards will be disbursed until the recipient is enrolled in a college or university. If awarded: the award will be sent to the school with instructions that it be applied to tuition, fees and books.   RECIPIENTS OF THE RAYTHEON’S WOMEN CYBER SECURITY SCHOLARSHIP WILL RECEIVE $8,000 scholarship each to be applied to tuition, fees and books only. One (ISC)² exam voucher (for the test of your choice), hard copy textbook, digital textbook, practice exams (if available), five-day seminar (travel & lodging expenses not included) or Live Online seminar and first year membership fees paid upon passing the exam and becoming endorsed. Exam Voucher and education package may be claimed upon graduation and will be good for one year from date of issue. Internship opportunities are on a case by case basis and are dependent upon available openings with Raytheon. Travel expenses and lodging are not provided if a scholarship recipient is offered an internship.   WHAT YOU WILL NEED Unofficial transcripts from your current (or most recent) educational institution. If you are awarded; no awards will be disbursed until official transcripts have been received. 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. Resume/CV Statement of Purpose outlining (no more than two pages and should be double spaced): Describe what makes you stand out from other applicants, and why you should be chosen to receive this Center for Cyber Safety and Education Scholarship. Describe why you need the scholarship. Describe your personal and education backgrounds. Describe why you chose your major and what makes you a candidate for success in information security. Describe your goals for your academic career and in your professional career. Describe hobbies or extracurricular activities and what they mean to you   SCORING CRITERIA 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   NOTE:  Not all applicants will receive a scholarship. Raytheon scholarships are a one-time award and do not renew. For questions email scholarships@isc2.org or call +1-727-493-3587.
Center for Cyber Safety and Education USA
Oct 17, 2017
Scholarship - General
Applications will close at 11:59 PM on March 1, 2018 Award notifications will be made the week of April 16th 2018 The Center for Cyber Safety and Education awards scholarships up to US$40,000 in the Women’s Scholarship category.   ELIGIBILITY 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, an undergraduate student, graduate or post graduate student to be eligible.” GPA must be at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale). You may be a citizen of any country (US citizenship not required). May be attending on campus or online. May be attending full time or part time May be attending in the US or Internationally You do not currently need to be enrolled, however no awards will be disbursed until the recipient is enrolled in a college or university. If awarded: the funds will be sent to the school with instructions that it be applied to tuition, fees and books.   WHAT YOU WILL NEED Unofficial transcripts from your current (or most recent) educational institution. If awarded; no funds will be disbursed until official transcripts have been received. 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. Resume/CV Statement of Purpose outlining (no more than three pages and should be double spaced): Describe what makes you stand out from other applicants, and why you should be chosen to receive this Center for Cyber Safety and Education Scholarship. Describe why you need the scholarship. Describe your personal and education backgrounds. Describe why you chose your major and what makes you a candidate for success in information security. Describe your goals for your academic career and in your professional career. Describe hobbies or extracurricular activities and what they mean to you   Scoring Criteria  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   NOTE:  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 July 2018. Inquiries can be sent to  scholarships@isc2.org  or call 727-493-3587