Support Women in Cybersecurity

As the financial sector faces the challenges of a growing global shortage of cybersecurity professionals and an increase in targeted threats, FS-ISAC is helping to close this critical gap through its Building Cybersecurity Diversity Scholarship.

Launched in 2016, the scholarship program is 100 percent funded through the generosity of our members and affiliates. As a sponsor, your firm can provide much needed financial support and mentorship to rising young women pursuing a cybersecurity career in financial services in the United States, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East or Africa.

Benefits of Sponsorship

  • Chance to connect with top female students
  • Provide a mentorship to recipients during an FS-ISAC Summit
  • Recruit students for internships and jobs
  • Participate in recipient selection

Benefits to Students

  • Receive a monetary scholarship to learn and network from professionals at an FS-ISAC Summit in your region
  • Develop a mentorship through your sponsoring firm and gain insights into the field
  • Advance your career through exposure
  • Support diversifying the workforce to meet the unique needs of the global financial sector

Applications

Sponsorship and Scholarship Details

  • Applications for ALL regions - including support/sponsorships and student applications - closes at 5 p.m. EDT on August 28
  • Scholarship recipients will receive US $10k, which is paid in full by the program’s supporters/sponsors
  • Each scholarship recipient will be paired with a mentor from one supporting/sponsoring financial institution or organization
    • Mentors and mentees are required to stay engaged for 12 months following the virtual summit
    • Mentors also will actively work with mentees to help secure internships and/or job placement at the end of the 12-month relationship

Become a sponsoring firm in 2020.  Email scholarship@fsisac.com to learn more.