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, 15 scholarship recipients receive lifetime access to Infosec Skills to help them build the skills needed to launch and advance their cybersecurity careers.

Winners announced the first week of September.

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.

Infosec Accelerate BIPOC Scholarship

The Infosec Accelerate BIPOC 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 BIPOC (Black, indigenous or other person of color)
  • 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.

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.

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.

Infosec Accelerate LGBTQI+ Scholarship

Introduced by the [email protected] ERG in 2021, the Infosec LGBTQI+ Scholarship is open to all members of the LGBTQI+ community 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 self-identify as members of the LGBTQI+ community
  • 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.

Infosec Accelerate Scholarship application instructions

Applications for the Infosec Accelerate Scholarship Program close July 31, 2021. U.S. citizens 18 years or older are eligible to apply.

Here’s how to apply:

  1. Identify the category you wish to enter — BIPOC, Military & Veteran, Undergraduate, LGBTQ+ or Women
  2. Download and fill out the application form
  3. Answer the essay prompts on the application form in 300 words or less per question
  4. Submit your completed application form and essay (word doc format preferred) to [email protected] before July 31

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

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