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Academic students interested in attending the 2015 TCIPG Summer School have an opportunity to apply for scholarships that cover registration fees, lodging, and a small stipend for travel. Students attending the summer school will also have an opportunity to submit a resume to be distributed at the Job Fair, submit a Lightning Talk proposal, and submit a poster session proposal.

Apply Now. Deadline: April 15.Deadline for ALL application materials: April 15, 2015
Notification: Recipients should be notified by email no later than April 30, 2015.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a university or college in the United States. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated academic, research, and/or career interests in power or smart grid cybersecurity.

Application Requirements: All items must be received by the deadline of April 15, 2015 for full consideration:

  • Completed online application.
  • 1-2 page essay that responds to essay questions (PDF upload w/online application). More information about essay provided below.
  • Faculty letter of recommendation emailed to More information on where to send letter provided below.

About the Online Application:

  • The online application provides an opportunity to save your work and return to complete and submit your application. You will receive an email with a link to return to the form. This email/link is the only way you can continue to access a saved application. The email will come from and will say “Retake Form” in the subject line.
  • Data for applications that have been started but not submitted by the deadline will be lost.
  • This online application will email you a copy of your submitted answers, which also serves as a receipt/confirmation of your application. You may also want to forward this confirmation email to your faculty advisor when requesting a letter of recommendation.

Essay Requirements: Your scholarship essay should not exceed 2 pages, must be provided as a PDF document, and must include the following:

Header – include at top of all pages:

  • Full Name
  • University or College Name
  • Major of Study (i.e., Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, etc.)
  • Degree you are pursuing and year/month you expect to receive degree
    (example: MS, 2016-05)

Essay Content – your essay must address the following:

  1. What are your research interests and/or career goals? Responses to this may include brief summaries about field of research, thesis projects, and/or internships.
  2. Tell us how this summer school opportunity will benefit the above stated interests and goals.
  3. How do you plan to continue learning about cyber-physical systems beyond this summer school?
  4. How might your participation at this summer school help advance the missions and efforts of TCIPG, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Homeland Security?*

*Click on hyperlinks to learn more about each organization’s mission/efforts in trustworthy cyber infrastructure. Content will open in a new window.

Faculty Advisor Letter of Recommendation: Although you will be asked to provide your faculty advisor’s name and contact information with your application, you are responsible for requesting the letter and ensuring it is received by the application deadline. Instruct your faculty advisor to send the letter of recommendation to Amy Irle

Please also request that your advisor include the following in her/his letter:

  • Your full name
  • 1 or 2 brief paragraphs supporting your academic accomplishments, research, and/or interests in the fields of power or smart grid cybersecurity.

You may also want to forward a copy of your submitted application email confirmation (which includes your responses) and a PDF copy of your essay when requesting your letter of recommendation.

Questions about scholarships? Contact Amy Irle at