Scholarships


Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. With millions of scholarships to choose from this page will help you to locate opportunities tailored to applicants based on criteria ranging from GPA to specific area of study.  Get matched to scholarships you’re qualified for from colleges, universities, organizations, foundations, corporations, government & more! Here are some great opportunities!

Undergraduate Scholarships

UF McNair Scholars Program

DEADLINE: All application materials are due by January 31, 2017 for the 2017-2018 program year.

Benefits:

  • Participate in an a intensive summer research program.
  • Attend workshops on topics related to graduate study at the doctoral level such as the nature of academic life, standardized test preparation, writing and researching skills, and the graduate school application process.
  • Research stipend up to $2,800 for the summer.

Eligibility

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be a UF undergraduate with 60 or more credit hours (have junior or senior standing) by summer 2016.
  • Be a UF undergraduate within one to two years of graduation, but not graduating prior to May 2017.
  • Have a 3.0 or higher overall grade point average.
  • Meet at least one of the following requirements:
    • Be a first-generation college student who meets the low-income guidelines, or
    • Be a member of a group underrepresented in graduate education (Black, Hispanic, Alaska Native, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander).
  • Intend to pursue a PhD. after graduation.

For more information about the program and application criteria CLICK HERE

 

CyberCorps® National Science Foundation Scholarship For Service Program

DEADLINE:  Complete applications, including all supporting materials, must be submitted by close of business November 30th, 2017.

Benefits 

  • Fully-covered tuition.
  • Stipends of up to  $22,500.
  • Funds for health insurance, professional development and books.
  • Summer internships, typically paid, with a government organization.
  • Access to the CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service Job Fair, where scholarship recipients meet Federal or State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial government employment recruiters.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a U.S Citizen or Lawful Permanent U.S. Resident.
    (Not dual, not an alien from a country on the state-sponsored terrorism list from the state department).
  • Must meet criteria for Federal employment.
  • Must be able to obtain security clearance, if required.
  • Demonstration of legitimate interest in, and commitment to, pursuing an Information Assurance or cyber-security-related careers with a government entity after graduation.
  • Scholarships are awarded on a merit-based basis.

For more information about the program and application criteria CLICK HERE

 (ISC)² Information Security Undergraduate Scholarship

DEADLINE: Applications will close at 11:59 PM on March 15, 2018.

Benefits

Undergraduate applicants may be awarded up to US$5,000 each.

Eligibility

  • Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cyber security or information assurance.
  • You may be a senior in high school, an undergraduate student who is currently a junior, freshman or sophomore. If you are in your senior year, please apply for the (ISC)² Graduate Scholarship if appropriate. (add hyperlink to Graduate page)
    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 award will be sent to the school with instructions that it be applied to tuition, fees and book.

For more information about the program and application criteria CLICK HERE

SWSIS (Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security)

DEADLINE: February 1st 2017.

Benefit

Scholarships of up to $10,000.

Eligibility

  • Women studying for their Bachelors and Masters degrees in fields relating to information security.
  • To be eligible, you must be accepted at or enrolled in a US campus of a US university.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For more information about the program and application criteria CLICK HERE

 

Graduate Scholarships

GRFP (Graduate Research Fellowship Program) National Science Foundation

DEADLINE: All applications are due at 5:00 p.m. local time, as determined by the applicant’s mailing address October 23, 2017. (Application deadlines determined by discipline).

Benefits 

  • The institution receives up to a $46,000 award per Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year.
  • The Graduate Research Fellowship stipend is currently $34,000 for a 12-month tenure period, prorated in whole month increments of $2,833.
  • The cost-of-education allowance to the institution is currently $12,000 per year of fellowship support.

Categories of applicants that are ineligible:

  • Those who do not hold United States citizenship, national, or permanent resident status by the application deadline.
  • Those who were previously awarded a Fellowship from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program and accepted it.
  • Those who did not accept the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and failed to notify NSF by the published deadline for accepting the Fellowship.
  • Those who have completed the requirements for any graduate or professional degree by August 1 of the year the application is submitted, except 1) applicants who have completed a joint baccalaureate-master’s (BS/MS) program and have not completed any further graduate study outside the joint program unless the graduate coursework was required to establish or maintain credentials in a profession such as teaching; or 2) applicants that have had an interruption in graduate study of at least two consecutive years prior to November 1 of the year the application is submitted and have completed no additional graduate study as of August 1 of the year the application is submitted.
    Current NSF employees.

*Fellowship funding will be for a maximum of three years of financial support (in 12-month allocations, starting in summer or fall) usable over a five-year fellowship period. The anticipated announcement date for the Fellowship awards is early April each year.

For more information about the program and application criteria CLICK HERE.

 

Semiconductor Research Corporation 2017-2018 Fellowship and Scholarship Competition

DEADLINE: Complete applications, including all supporting materials, must be submitted by close of business February 10, 2017.

Benefits

  • Full tuition and university required fees.
  • A competitive stipend.
  • An unrestricted annual gift of $2,000 for use by the student’s faculty advisor in support of the student.

Graduate Fellowship Program (GFP) Criteria

  • Open to students who are or will be pursuing a PhD degree;
  • US citizens or permanent resident (green card), refugee, or political asylum status in the U.S.
  • Candidates will be considered for the award of a SRC Fellowship based on merit and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or age.

Masters’ Scholarship Program (MSP) Criteria

  • US citizens or permanent resident status.
  • Women and members of underrepresented minority categories are encouraged to apply.
  • Open to students who are or who will be pursuing a Master’s degree; the preference is that students be under the guidance of an SRC Global Research Collaboration (GRC) faculty member and GRC funded research contract.

*Fellowship tenure is for up to 3 years (36 mos) with a possible 1 year (12 mos) extension and begins with the fall term of the 2017-2018 academic year.
*Scholarship tenure is for up to 2 years (24 mos) and begins with the fall term of the 2017-2018 academic year.

For more information about the program and application criteria CLICK HERE

 

CyberCorps® National Science Foundation Scholarship For Service Program

DEADLINE:  Complete applications, including all supporting materials, must be submitted by close of business November 30th, 2017.

Benefits 

  • Fully-covered tuition.
  • Stipends of up to $34,000.
  • Funds for health insurance, professional development and books.
  • Summer internships, typically paid, with a government organization.
  • Access to the CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service Job Fair, where scholarship recipients meet Federal or State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial government employment recruiters.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a U.S Citizen or Lawful Permanent U.S. Resident.
    (Not dual, not an alien from a country on the state-sponsored terrorism list from the state department).
  • Must meet criteria for Federal employment.
  • Must be able to obtain security clearance, if required.
  • Demonstration of legitimate interest in, and commitment to, pursuing an Information Assurance or cyber-security-related careers with a government entity after graduation.
  • Scholarships are awarded on a merit-based basis.

For more information about the program and application criteria CLICK HERE

 

IBM PhD. Fellowship

Deadline: Nominations accepted through October 26, 2017. Notification of nominee status takes place in March 2018.

Benefits

  • The 2018 two-year IBM PhD Fellowships are awarded worldwide. A fellowship includes a stipend for two academic years (2018-2019 and 2019-2020) and, in the US, an education allowance for year one (2018-2019).
  • In the US, fellowship recipients while in school will receive a stipend for living expenses, travel, and to attend conferences (US $35,000 for 2018-2019 and US $35,000 for 2019-2020). US fellowship recipients will also receive $25,000 toward their education in 2018-2019.
  • Outside the US, fellowship recipients while in school will receive a competitive stipend for living expenses, travel, and to attend conferences for the two academic years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. Fellowship stipends vary by country.
  • All IBM PhD Fellows are matched with an IBM Mentor according to their technical interests, and they are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one internship at IBM while completing their studies.

Eligibility 

  • Students must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member and must be a full-time student in a PhD program over the two consecutive academic years of the award or forfeit their fellowship.
  • Students must be approximately two years from receiving their degree. Students from U.S. embargoed countries are not eligible for the program. Award recipients will be selected based on their overall potential for research excellence, the degree to which their technical interests align with those of IBM, and their academic progress to-date, as evidenced by publications and endorsements from their faculty adviser and department head.
  • Students receiving a comparable fellowship from another company or institution during the same academic period are not eligible for an IBM PhD Fellowship.

For more information about the program and application criteria CLICK HERE.

 (ISC)² Information Security Graduate Scholarship Program

DEADLINE: Applications close at 11:59 PM ET on April 17, 2018.

Benefit

Graduate applicants may be awarded up to US$5,000 each.

Eligibility

  • Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cyber security or information assurance.
  • Must be eligible to begin the first or second year of a Master’s Degree program or pursue doctoral studies.
  • GPA must be at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale).
  • 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.

*Note:If you have just been accepted to Graduate School,or are just beginning classes, you will use the final cumulative GPA from your undergraduate degree transcript to meet this criteria
You may be a citizen of any country (US citizenship not required).

*If awarded: the award will be sent to the school with instructions that it be applied to tuition, fees and books.

For more information about the program and application criteria CLICK HERE