CyberCorps @ Illinois—Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program (ICSSP)

The application period for Fall 2022 Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program (ICSSP) scholarships has concluded. Check back in Spring 2023 to apply for a scholarship beginning Fall 2023!

This CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides scholarships 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 over 65 students who have been successfully placed with federal agencies and national labs, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Trade Commission, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, Sandia National Lab, MIT Lincoln Lab, the Department of Energy, the Department of Justice, and the 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.

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, and state, local, and tribal government organizations.

See scholarship benefits.


Testimonials from Students in the Program

Listen to ICSSP students discuss how they have benefited from the program in the videos below.

If you have questions, please contact program director Prof. Masooda Bashir at