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(ISC)² Opens Application Period for 2017 Graduate Information Security Scholarships

Program Aims to Provide Research Funding
and Tuition Assistance to Graduate Students

      Clearwater FL, March 2, 2017(ISC)²® is accepting applications for its 2017 Graduate Information Security Scholarship program. The application period began on February 28, and closes at 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 4, 2017.

The (ISC)² Graduate Information Security Scholarship program is administered by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education™. This program was created to help graduate students get the funding needed to conduct special research projects or assistance with tuition and fees. Multiple scholarships of up to US$5,000 will be awarded. International applicants are accepted.  

“Given the shortage in the industry, it’s crucial to provide pathways into information security,” said Patrick Craven, director, Center for Cyber Safety and Education. “Our scholarship program provides one pathway for students to complete their studies and continue on to careers. I look forward to awarding deserving students with the funding they need to conduct research projects as well as for tuition assistance.” 

The Center evaluates applicants based on academic excellence, passion for the industry and financial need. Launched in 2003, the (ISC)² Graduate Scholarship program has made a lasting impact on these individuals:
"It is an honor to be recognized as worthy of this prestigious award by such a respected leader in information security,” said Jade Bryant, 2016 graduate scholarship recipient, USA. “Receiving a scholarship from the Center for Cyber Safety and Education means much more to my career than the needed financial support I’m receiving to help cover the costs of my graduate education. Being a recipient of this award alongside other outstanding students is empowering, and motivation to continue striving to make my best efforts even better in my pursuit of success in the cybersecurity career field."  

“This scholarship fuels my passion for meaningful contributions towards the shared vision of making the cyberspace safer for boundless opportunities,” said Anthony Moyegun, 2016 graduate scholarship recipient, Nigeria. “It supports my academic and professional quests, and inspires my desire to explore every opportunity to research, gain practical work experience, and succeed in an interdisciplinary Ph. D. program in information security in the future.” 

“This scholarship made a difference to me, instead of having to choose the least expensive option for my masters studies, I was able to pursue an InfoSec program that I am most excited about,” said Alen Ilic, 2016 graduate scholarship recipient, Serbia. “Thank you so much, (ISC)²!” 

For additional information on (ISC)²’s scholarship program, please visit  




About (ISC)²

(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)2 offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Our membership, over 123,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation– The Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM. For more information on (ISC)², visit, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook


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