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(ISC)2 Opens Applications for Undergrad Cyber-Scholarships

(ISC)² is accepting applications for its 2017 Undergraduate Information Security Scholarship program.

The program is administered by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, and was created to help aspiring information security professionals with the financial burden of their educational expenses. Multiple scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded, and international applicants are accepted. The application period runs from now to April 20.

“Our latest research suggests that a shortage of 1.8 million information security professionals will exist by 2022,” said Patrick Craven, director, Center for Cyber Safety and Education. “These scholarships provide essential financial assistance needed for students to continue their studies and enter the field. I look forward to awarding deserving undergraduate students with these scholarships to help bring more entrants into the information security workforce.”

The Center evaluates applicants based on academic excellence, passion for the industry and financial need. Launched in 2003, the (ISC)² Undergraduate Scholarship program has made a lasting impact on these individuals.

“I am honored to have been selected for the (ISC)² Undergraduate Scholarship,” said Rachel Cohen, 2016 undergraduate scholarship recipient, US. “The scholarship will allow me to continue to pursue my undergraduate degree in computer science with a focus in cybersecurity. I look forward to a career in the field where I hope to provide solutions to the issues that exist in the evolving cyber landscape, as well as promoting the Center’s mission of promoting the inclusion of women.”

"Being a recipient of the (ISC)² scholarship is empowering,” added Alejandro Cuevas Villalba, 2016 undergraduate scholarship recipient, Paraguay. “It means that there's a group of people out there that believe in my efforts and seek to give me the tools to succeed. I've never felt more motivated to get back to school and continue with my research. Thank you."

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