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Institute offers Information Security scholarships to women

 (ISC) ², an international information systems security certification consortium, is offering undergraduate and graduate scholarships exclusively to women. Information Security scholarships are offered through the (ISC) ² Women's Scholarships program , which is open until February 19 .

The program will offer scholarships of up to US $ 6,000 to students from around the world. “Through professionalization, we want to encourage and increase the female presence in this high-growth market,” says Gina van Dijk, Regional Director of ( ISC ) ² Latin America. According to a report from (ISC) ² , women represent only 24% of the cybersecurity workforce worldwide.

In addition to this scholarship program, the consortium is also receiving applications from men and women for undergraduate cybersecurity grants , worth up to $ 5,000. In all cases, the scholarship amounts will be passed on directly to educational institutions for tuition, fees and teaching material costs.

How to apply for information security scholarships

The scholarship application process can be done through the (ISC) ² website . It is necessary to fill out online forms and also send an unofficial version of your school transcript (the official version will be requested only if the candidate is selected).

It is also necessary to upload the updated CV and a letter of recommendation, written by a teacher, instructor “or someone in a supervisory position in your professional life”, according to the requirements listed by the consortium. The letter of recommendation should clarify how long the person has known the candidate, what skills she excels in and other relevant information for the selection committee.

Finally, it is also necessary to send a statement of purpose , a text describing your personal and educational background (as well as your interests and extracurricular activities), why you chose this area of ​​study, why you should be chosen for the scholarship and what goals you intend to achieve in personal and professional life. Enrollment runs until February 19.

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