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Should your path to or within cybersecurity require education or training, there are an abundance of organizations that makes funding available to such pursuits. Below is a selection of scholarship opportunities.

Cyversity is pleased to offer the following scholarship opportunities to Cyversity members:

Cash Scholarships

T.E.N. and ISE® Talent work together to offer two undergraduate scholarships for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (Cyversity).

The Marci McCarthy Cybersecurity Certification Scholarship Program provides $5,000 over a two-year period to help talented women and minority students advance in cybersecurity and obtain the Security+ Certification via CompTIA. This scholarship is awarded at Cyversity’s Annual Conference to the highest achieving Female, Veteran, African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian Pacific, Asian Indian, or sub-Saharan African who are active Cyversity members and have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) careers to include cybersecurity, digital forensics, and information assurance.

Further enhancing the congressional citation from Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA 4th Congressional District), wherein he named March 13, 2012 as “Marci McCarthy Day,” this scholarship was created to honor Marci McCarthy’s overall work in fostering greater professionalism in the IT security industry in an effort to advance cyberspace protection in the private and public sectors.

The Lynx Technology Partners Scholarship Program recognizes the highest achieving Female, Veterans, African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian Pacific, Asian Indian or sub-Saharan African, who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) careers to include, Cybersecurity Digital Forensics and Information Assurance.  Each Lynx Technology Partners Scholarship Program winner receives up to $5,000 award to be used toward the cost of attendance at a university.

Apply here for the Lynx Technology Partners Scholarship

The Nelson H. Waits, Sr. Education Fund recognizes the highest achieving Female, Veterans, African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian Pacific, Asian Indian or sub-Saharan African, who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) careers to include, Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics, Intelligence, Homeland Security, and Information Assurance.

Each Nelson H. Waits, Sr. Education Fund winner may be eligible to receive up to a $2,500 award to be used toward the cost of attendance at a local university.

Apply here for the THE NELSON H. WAITS, SR. EDUCATION FUND Scholarship. The application deadline is July 15 2024.

THE PROGRAM
Yeshiva University (YU) offers a master’s degree in Cybersecurity at its midtown Manhattan campus. The program focuses on both the requisite tactical and technical skills necessary to effectively protect an organization from inside and outside threats, as well as the business acumen to understand the overall role of cybersecurity within an organization’s governance.

Cyversity MEMBERS – students and professionals – are encouraged to apply for the:  $2500 Yeshiva University Graduate Dean’s Scholarship in Cybersecurity.

THE BENEFITS
The YU graduate program is convenient, flexible & fast; with part-time and full-time options, as well as evening classes; and there’s NO GRE REQUIREMENT. Students in the YU masters program will  focus on:  threat hunting, protection against network breaches, cloud security and managing ethical cyber teams; you’ll participate in:

  • Seminars on AI, blockchain and cryptography
  • Hands-on experience on a state-of-the art cyber range
  • Real world virtual cybersecurity lab simulations
  • Develop your own ideas and products in the cyber innovation lab

STUDENT PROFILE
The Yeshiva University (YU) master’s degree is ideal for people with backgrounds in information technology, information security, computer science, engineering, science and business, as well as professionals with experience in areas including IT support, and networks.

If you’re new to cybersecurity, applicants are able to participate in a YU-managed technical boot camp!

APPLY HERE for the $2500 Yeshiva University Graduate Dean’s Scholarship in Cybersecurity

This scholarship program will be launched in 2021. Please check back for more information.

This scholarship program will be launched in early 2021. Please check back for more information.

Training Scholarships

This scholarship program, made possible by Target, allows 10 participants to attend a virtual CISSP Boot Camp and sit for the CISSP exam.

Cyversity, in partnership with Target, will be awarding 10 scholarships to Cyversity members who would like to pursue their CISSP certification. The scholarship will cover the cost of a 1 week CISSP boot camp which will be held August 16th – 20th, the CISSP Exam (1 opportunity only) and a CISSP study guide.

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification is one of the most sought-after information security certifications. To learn more about the certification, please visit isc2.org.

Cyversity and SANS have joined forces to offer SCHOLARSHIPS for training programs.  The Cyversity-SANS DIVERSITY CYBER ACADEMIES (DCAs) are offered around the country. Our DCA scholarships increase the career opportunities for minorities and women in the cybersecurity field. Each DCA scholarship is a 100% funded, four-to-six-month accelerated, immersive cybersecurity training program providing eligible candidates with advanced technical training, industry-recognized GIAC certifications and hands-on cyber defense and incident handling skills sought by employers.

Apply here for an Cyversity-SANS ‘Diversity Cyber Academy’ Scholarship

(Scholarship application submission period has closed for 2021)

This scholarship program, made possible by Google, allows 200 participants to select from a red or blue team training program with Security Innovations or RangeForce. Learn more about this opportunity.

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