We are very excited to announce that applications are now open for the Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program (ICSSP) for Fall 2020! ICSSP is a Scholarship for Service program sponsored by the National Science Foundation open to qualified students in the College of Engineering and School of Information Sciences. With cybercrimes on the rise and a shortage of professionals, cybersecurity is a growing field that offers great career opportunities.
The scholarship lasts up to three years and benefits include a full tuition waiver and stipend. We particularly encourage veterans, women, transfer students, first-generation college students, and students from underrepresented groups to apply.
We are accepting applications for the Fall 2020 scholarships until March 30, 2020 but we encourage interested students to apply as early as possible.
To apply, you must already be admitted as a full-time, on-campus student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Graduate students applying for Fall 2020 must be already admitted to a graduate program in CoE or IS focusing on information Security/Privacy. You must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
More information about the ICSSP program, as well as links to this year’s applications, can be found at http://publish.illinois.edu/cybersecurityscholars/. If you have any questions, contact Prof. Masooda Bashir at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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