CyberCorps @ Illinois—Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program (ICSSP)
* DUE TO LACK OF NSF FUNDING, ICSSP IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN FEBRUARY 2019 FOR UPDATES.
This CyberCorps scholarship for service program, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides a scholarship to admitted, full time, UIUC students who are interested in specializing in cybersecurity. This scholarship has been available to UIUC students since 2009 and we have graduated 40+ students who have been successfully been placed with federal agencies and national labs including: the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Trade Commission, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, Sandia National Lab, MIT Lincoln Lab, Department of Energy, Department of Justice, and MITRE Corporation.
The ICSSP Program is offered through the Information Trust Institute (ITI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an interdisciplinary research center addressing all aspects of information trust. See more details about ITI.
This merit scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate UIUC students. The goal of the scholarship is to increase the national workforce in the field of cybersecurity and to place graduates in federal agencies, national labs, state, local, and tribal government organizations.
To be eligible to apply you must be:
- An admitted full time undergraduate or graduate student on the UIUC campus.
- A citizen of the United States of America or permanent resident*
- College of Engineering undergraduate or graduate student with a focus on cyber or information security and privacy.
- College of Law student who has completed one year of coursework and is interested in specializing in cybersecurity. See law student eligibility requirements.
- School of Information Sciences graduate student who has been admitted to the MSIM degree program. If interested, contact Prof. Masooda Bashir.
- Transfer students are eligible to apply after they have been admitted to the UIUC College of Engineering and have completed at least one semester on campus.
*Security clearances, and many federal agencies, require U.S. citizenship. It is the recipient’s responsibility to attain such a position in state, local, tribal or territorial governments given these limitations.
To apply for the ICSSP Program for 2018 (the iSchool application will be forthcoming):
- Engineering undergraduate students: Apply here
- Engineering graduate students: Apply here
- Law students: Apply here
Items required in the applications include:
- Cover Letter
- Personal Statement
- Research Statement (engineering graduate and law applications only)
- Supplemental Questions
Application deadline: March 26, 2018
Admission decisions for Fall 2018 may be delayed subject to NSF deadlines and funding.
For questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For law students, please contact Jay Kesan at email@example.com.