Scholarship Opportunities for Aspiring Cybersecurity Professionals
2019 Infosec Cybersecurity Scholarship Program now taking applications
$155,000 in scholarship opportunities for aspiring cybersecurity professionals
The cybersecurity skills shortage is a growing crisis facing organizations, with experts predicting more than three million job openings around the world by 2021. Current data from CyberSeek indicates more than 313,000 cybersecurity jobs are open in the U.S.
“We believe good people empowered with the right education can beat the bad guys,” said Jack Koziol, Infosec CEO. “Businesses big and small, governments, and organizations everywhere are struggling to find the talent they need to keep their data safe from attacks. We hope these scholarships will encourage new talent to join us in the fight against cybercrime.”
Established to encourage new talent to join the industry and close this growing security skills gap, Infosec launched its Cybersecurity Scholarship Program in 2018. The program has expanded in 2019 with the help of the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the world’s leading provider of IT certifications.
All 12 scholarship recipients will receive both free Infosec training and CompTIA certification vouchers, plus one specialization course of the winner’s choice. The total value of the program exceeds $155,000.
The Infosec Cybersecurity Scholarship Program is designed to guide aspiring security professionals through a progressive career path. Highlighting the numerous cybersecurity career opportunities, the scholarships give recipients the skills, credentials and experience needed to secure a professional-level cybersecurity position. Selection criteria vary by scholarship but exclusively focus on those seeking a career in cybersecurity.
Available scholarships include:
- Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship
- Diversity in Cybersecurity Scholarship
- Undergraduate Cybersecurity Scholarship
- Military Cybersecurity Scholarship
Provided award-winning training includes:
- CompTIA Network+ Flex Pro boot camp and voucher
- CompTIA Security+ Flex Pro boot camp and voucher
- Specialization course (student’s choice of online courses)
Applications for the 2019 Infosec Cybersecurity Scholarship Program must be submitted by August 31, 2019.
Winners will be announced Sept. 30, 2019.
Military Cybersecurity Scholarship announced on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2019.