Center for Cyber Safety and Education Scholarship

The Center for Cyber Safety and Education, formerly (ISC)2 Foundation, offers a variety of different scholarships to students who are aspiring information security professionals.


  • Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance.
  • Undergraduate applicants may be seniors in high school, freshman, sophomores, or juniors studying cybersecurity or a related field. Seniors should apply for the graduate scholarship, and should be beginning the first or second year of a Master’s Degree program or pursuing doctoral studies in a related field
  • GPA must be at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale)
  • 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)
  • 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 books.

Graduate Cybersecurity Scholarship:

  • Graduate students often need funding to conduct special research projects or assistance with tuition and fees; the (ISC)² Graduate Scholarship Program helps grad students achieve those goals. Graduate applicants may be awarded up to $5,000 each. Graduate scholarships will open to applications March 1, 2018
  • Application Deadline: April

Undergraduate Cybersecurity Scholarship:

  • Aspiring information security professionals have the opportunity to ease some of their educational financial burden with the (ISC)² Information Security Undergraduate Scholarship, offering undergraduate students studying information security up to $5,000 per recipient.  Applications will open on February 1, 2018.
  • Application Deadline: March

Women's Cybersecurity Scholarship:

  • The Center offers scholarships to inspire women to join the ever-growing field of Information Security. The Center for Cyber Safety and Education awards scholarships up to $40,000 in the Women’s Scholarship category. Women's Scholarships open to applications beginning January 1, 2018.
  • Application Deadline: March
Year at Time of Application: 
First-Year Student, Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Beyond, Grad Student
Duration of Award: 
None (Award Only)
Non-U.S. Citizen
Direct Submission
Area of Interest: 
Information Technology and Computer Science
Earliest Application Deadline: 
Jan. – April
Penn-State Sponsored: 
Fellowship Components: 
Graduate School