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Women In Cybersecurity Scholarship Fund for 2023

FIRST 1/2 OF 2023

Open date: November 15, 2022

Closing date:  February 15, 2023 – CLOSED.

Winner will be announced:  During RSA Conference 2023 on April 24, 2023 in San Francisco, CA, USA.

Scholarship:  At least $1,000.00 USD per winner plus potential air/hotel covered in opportunity to attend one or more of these conferences, respectively.

SECOND 1/2 OF 2023

Open date: May 1, 2023

Closing date:  August 31, 2023

Winner will be announced:  During CISO Conference 2023 on October 264, 2023 in Orlando, FL, USA.

Funding for:  2023/2024 School year.

Proceeds usable for: College or university fees in any computer science and/or cybersecurity educational program that is at an accredited institution.

The Young Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship, provided by Cyber Defense Awards, is a multi-staged scholarship opportunity for young women in cybersecurity who are in college or planning to attend college for a degree in cybersecurity.

The benefits of the scholarship include:

  • Cash scholarship funding to help cover the cost of tuition, fees, and other expenses related to your cybersecurity education or career development.
  • Opportunities to travel, expenses paid, to major cybersecurity conferences like RSAC, BlackHat and Defcon
  • Opportunities to network with other women in cybersecurity and industry leaders.
  • Mentorship from experienced cybersecurity professionals.
  • A chance to attend the Top Global CISO Conference and network with them.

In addition to these benefits, the scholarship also provides you with the opportunity to make a difference in the field of cybersecurity by helping to close the gender gap. As a member of our community, you will be part of a growing network of women who are working to make cybersecurity a more inclusive and diverse field.

Read a recent article by our first year winner, here.

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