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

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:

*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.

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To apply for the ICSSP Program for 2018 (the iSchool application will be forthcoming):

Items required in the applications include:

Application deadline: March 26, 2018

Admission decisions for Fall 2018 may be delayed subject to NSF deadlines and funding.

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