Infosec Accelerate Scholarship Program

With over 4 million unfilled cybersecurity positions, there's never been a better time to start or upgrade your cybersecurity career. Apply for an Infosec Accelerate scholarship today and we'll help you launch your career in one of the hottest labor markets in the world.

Closing the cybersecurity skills gap through education

The Infosec Accelerate Scholarship Program was established in 2018 to encourage new talent to join our industry and close the growing cybersecurity skills gap. Each year, 12 scholarship recipients receive lifetime access to Infosec Skills to help them build the skills needed to launch and advance their cybersecurity careers. Together we can help close the cybersecurity skills gap while building a stronger, more diverse workforce.

Meet our 2020 Infosec Accelerate Scholarship Program recipients

Alma Maria Rinasz
Ryan Bissing
Alejandra Diaz
Alshlon Banks
Brayden Chambers
Annabelle Klosterman
Jason Rickens
Shemique Lindo
Juan Romero
Devin Wright
Michael Rogers
Tom Brown

Infosec Accelerate Women Scholarship

The Infosec Accelerate Women Scholarship is open to women pursuing a career in cybersecurity. Winners receive lifetime access to Infosec Skills, featuring 100s of hands-on cybersecurity courses and cyber ranges to help them skill up, get certified and advance their careers.

Eligibility & application instructions: 

  • Applications due July 31
  • Applicants must be women actively pursuing a career in cybersecurity
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old
  • Applicants must be a U.S. resident
  • Recipients must provide a bio and photo and sign a story/photo waiver consent form

Winners will be announced the first week of September.

Please note: Applications for the 2020 Infosec Accelerate Scholarship Program have closed. 

Infosec Accelerate Diversity Scholarship

The Infosec Accelerate Diversity Scholarship is open to members of underrepresented groups in the cybersecurity industry. Winners receive lifetime access to Infosec Skills, featuring 100s of hands-on cybersecurity courses and cyber ranges to help them skill up, get certified and advance their careers.

Eligibility & application instructions: 

  • Applications due July 31
  • Applicants must self-identify as African American, Asian, Hispanic or Native American to apply
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old
  • Applicants must be a U.S. resident
  • Recipients must provide a bio and photo and sign a story/photo waiver consent form

Winners will be announced the first week of September.

Please note: Applications for the 2020 Infosec Accelerate Scholarship Program have closed. 

Infosec Accelerate Military & Veteran Scholarship

The Infosec Accelerate Military & Veteran Scholarship is open to all active military personnel and veterans pursuing careers in cybersecurity. Winners receive lifetime access to Infosec Skills, featuring 100s of hands-on cybersecurity courses and cyber ranges to help them skill up, get certified and advance their careers.

Eligibility & application instructions: 

  • Applications due July 31
  • Applicants must be active military personnel or veterans with the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old
  • Applicants must be a U.S. resident
  • Recipients must provide a bio and photo and sign a story/photo waiver consent form

Winners will be announced the first week of September.

Please note: Applications for the 2020 Infosec Accelerate Scholarship Program have closed. 

Infosec Accelerate Undergraduate Scholarship

The Infosec Accelerate Undergraduate Scholarship is open to college students actively pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree in a cybersecurity-related field. Winners receive lifetime access to Infosec Skills, featuring 100s of hands-on cybersecurity courses and cyber ranges to help them skill up, get certified and advance their careers.

Eligibility & application instructions: 

  • Applications due July 31
  • Applicants must be college students actively pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree in a cybersecurity-related field within the U.S. and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old
  • Applicants must be a U.S. resident
  • Recipients must provide a bio and photo and sign a story/photo waiver consent form

Winners will be announced the first week of September.

Please note: Applications for the 2020 Infosec Accelerate Scholarship Program have closed. 

Infosec Accelerate Scholarship application instructions

Applications for the Infosec Accelerate Scholarship Program open January 1 and close July 31 each year. U.S. citizens 18 years or older are eligible to apply.

Here’s how to apply:

  1. Identify the category you wish to enter — Diversity, Military & Veteran, Undergraduate or Women
  2. The “Apply Today” buttons link to the application form (links to the application form are removed after July 31 and reappear January 1)
  3. Download and fill out the application form
  4. Write a 500 – 800 word essay describing your interest and background in cybersecurity, including your future career goals
  5. Submit your completed application form and essay to [email protected] before July 31

Winners will be announced the first week of September each year.

Please note: Applications for the 2020 Infosec Accelerate Scholarship Program have closed. 

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