ISC2 Graduate Scholarships

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (February 28, 2024)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Amount: $1,000 - $5,000

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • International
  • Permanent Resident


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Science


  • School of Graduate Studies

ISC2 and its Center for Cyber Safety and Education are deeply committed to encouraging and supporting students pursuing a degree with a focus on cybersecurity, information assurance, or similar field. The scholarships, sponsored by ISC2, support students globally. Efforts like these can put students on a pathway to long term career success in a rewarding and critically-important field. The scholarships are part of an effort to bridge the cybersecurity workforce gap—which stands at 3.4 million needed professionals—by providing future cybersecurity professionals across the globe with scholarships to prepare them for a rewarding career in this important field.

  • Up to 20 scholarships will be awarded. Each scholarship award will be between $1,000 – $5,000 USD.
  • If awarded: the funds will be sent to the school with instructions that it be applied to tuition, fees, books, and required materials. Recipients do NOT receive award funds.
  • Awards must be accepted within three (3) weeks of award notification. If the award has not been accepted it will be awarded to another applicant.
  • All awards must be disbursed to the recipient's educational institution by Dec. 31st of the award year. Awards will NOT carry over to the following year.
  • Awards do not renew. You will need to reapply each year in order to be considered for another award.
Applications open January 15 and close on February 28
  • Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance.
  • Must be pursuing a Master’s Degree program or doctoral studies
  • GPA must be at least 3.5 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.
  • If you need to convert your GPA please visit
  • 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 university.

For more information and application, visit Center for Cyber Security and Education