The Microsoft Cybersecurity Scholarship Program supports community college degree and industry certificate completion through scholarships (up to $500) or subsidies for cybersecurity certification exam costs (up to $375). Financial assistance is intended to cover short-term basic needs, such as food, rent, health-related, transportation/car issues, and/or a laptop/device. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Students attending specific participating institutions may qualify for CyberCorps scholarships, which are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. Scholarship recipients are obligated to serve at a federal, state, local, or tribal government organization in an information assurance position for a period equivalent to the length of the scholarship or one year, whichever is longer.
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) awards several scholarships each year to students pursuing a career in computer science with a focus on information security or privacy. Application period is generally March through mid-July.
This award honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. The National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) selects award recipients based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing; leadership ability; academic history; and plans for post-secondary education. Application period is generally September and October.
The nonprofit, charitable foundation of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)2 runs a global scholarship program that helps undergraduate and graduate students, especially women, continue their studies in information assurance and cybersecurity.
The Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS) program provides scholarships of up to $10,000 for women studying for their bachelor's or master's degrees in fields relating to information security.
U.S. multinational technology company Cisco Systems awards selected recipients scholarship packages consisting of training, mentoring, and certification aligned with the Security Operations Center Analyst role.