Applications for the 2021 Cohort are now open! Apply now!
The application deadline has been extended to April 11, 2021.
An information session will be held over Zoom on Tuesday, April 6, at 6-7 PM CST. The link is available here.
Cyber security experts, particularly those with multidisciplinary backgrounds, are increasingly in demand as the nation’s reliance on cyber infrastructures continues to grow. Through ICSSP, students can receive hands-on education from some of the nation’s top academic experts in this critical area and join a field with many opportunities for highly skilled professionals.
- Cost of tuition (either in-state or out-of-state).
- Generous stipend each semester to support your educational expenses.
- Funds to help with the cost of textbooks and equipment needed to be successful in the program.
- Professional development funds to participate in ICSSP activities (relevant workshops and seminars).
- Travel funds to participate in the annual job fair, which all participants are required to attend.
- Expertise in a growing professional field.
- Research experience with security experts.
- A lifelong network of colleagues in the field of cyber security.
- Internships and mentoring in a federal government and/or national laboratory setting. Students who receive a 2- or 3-year scholarship are required to participate in the internship program after the first year during the summer term. Students will receive assistance in finding an internship position.
- Guidance from an ITI/ICSSP faculty advisor, identified through the ICSSP program, who can act as a mentor on the information assurance field. Students and advisors will periodically have one-on-one meetings. (The ICSSP faculty advisors will not replace students’ regular academic advisors, but will offer supplementary guidance.)
- Access to state-of-the-art security labs.
- Opportunities to compete in regional and national cyber security competitions.
- Assistance with placement in a federal agency or laboratory upon graduating.