FS-ISAC Building Cybersecurity Diversity Scholarship - Asia Pacific

Program Description
To infuse women and minorities into the financial-services sector, the Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) in 2016 created the Building Cybersecurity Diversity (BCD) Scholarship. The scholarship is open to female students who are pursuing cybersecurity careers within the financial-services sector and are currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational or training program that is focused on technology and/or cybersecurity. Eligible students must have at least one year of study remaining at the time of application and cannot graduate prior to spring 2021.  

Scholarship recipients will receive a financial award (to be paid to directly to their universities or training programs) for educational expenses and an all-expenses paid trip to the FS-ISAC Asia Pacific Summit 2020, which is expected to take place in late 2020. 

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Must be female
  2. Must have a minimum Grading Scale of 3.0
  3. Must be available to attend the FS-ISAC Asia Pacific Summit 2020
  4. Must be enrolled in a post-secondary educational program related to technology and/or cybersecurity
  5. Must be interested in pursuing a career within the financial-services industry that focuses on cybersecurity
  6. Must be authorized to work within the U.S. 
  7. Must be willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect any confidential information shared at the FS-ISAC Asia Pacific Summit 2020

By accepting the scholarship, students agree to:

  1. Providing permission for FS-ISAC to contact their universities or training programs to confirm enrollment and good standing. ALL APPLICANTS MUST INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE UNIVERSITY OR POST-SECONDARY PROGRAM WHERE THEY ARE ENROLLED. APPLICANTS ALSO MUST PROVIDE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THEIR SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLES DEPARTMENT, AS WELL AS THEIR UNIVERSITIES' OR PROGRAMS' ACCREDIDATION NUMBERS. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMAION ON THE APPLIATION WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC REJECTION. 
  2. Working with university or post-secondary faculty to ensure applicants can complete any missed coursework as a result of their attendance at the FS-ISAC Asia Pacific Summit. 
  3. Being asked by FS-ISAC to represent the BCD Scholarship program in the future.
  4. Presenting a post-Summit overview of what was learned at the Summit and from the experience with the FS-ISAC Mentor, which will be assigned. 
  5. Conducting herselfin a professional manner and in accordance with her school’s Code of Conduct while attending the Summit. Recipients who violate professional or legal ethics may be asked to leave the Summit and forfeit their scholarships.

Travel
The scholarship covers all expenses associated with attending the Summit, including travel, meals, registration and hotel. FS-ISAC will reimburse students for additional expenses incurred during travel, including mileage, taxis and meals. To be reimbursed, the recipient must attend the Summit and submit to FS-ISAC receipts, along with an expense report provided in the Welcome Packet, within 10 business days of the event.

 

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