Scholarships

The Information Security Institute offers several scholarships for outstanding applicants interested in pursuing their MSSI degree.

  • The following scholarship is available to U.S. Citizens only.

    The National Security Agency, in conjunction with the Department of Defense, is funding the (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP). The purpose of the CySP is to fill the ranks of higher education with a steady stream of promising candidates, to staff the nation’s network security agencies. Selected students will have a service requirement equal to the length of the scholarship plus a summer internship with a federal, state, local or tribal government in a position related to cybersecurity. If you are interested in and eligible for this opportunity, you must first apply to the ISI MSSI program.

    To complete the CySP application, click here.

    Please apply by February 18, 2019 by emailing Revelie Niles <rniles3@jhu.edu>.

  • To attract the brightest minds in cybersecurity, ISI has established the Information Security Institute Fellowship (ISIF). This prestigious scholarship is awarded as follows:

    • ISIF is merit-based and awarded to selected MSSI applicants with outstanding academic credentials;
    • The first half of this fellowship, upon your accepting the admission and enrolling into MSSI with full-time status, is to be used in the first semester toward your tuition;
    • The second half is to be applied in the second semester, provided that you maintain good academic performance including an average grade of B or above in coursework and continuous full-time status;
    • ISIF can only be used if you do not receive other scholarships that provide a full tuition waiver and/or stipend, including but not limited to the IASP or SFS scholarship.

    To ensure full consideration of ISIF please submit your admission application by the application deadline. There is no separate application required for ISIF at this time.

  • The following Scholarships are available to U.S. Citizens only.

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program provides fellowship funding for students interested in pursuing a career in a cybersecurity related field. Funding under this program covers tuition, fees, and required books as well as a stipend. Selected students will have a service requirement equal to the length of the scholarship plus a summer internship with a federal, state, local or tribal government in a position related to cybersecurity. If you are interested in and eligible for this opportunity, you must first apply to the ISI MSSI program. Applications must be received no later than January 31.

  • Veterans who provided service to our nation are among the best students in our program. ISI has established the Information Security Institute Fellowship for Veterans (ISIF-V).

    • ISIF-V is a merit-based award given to selected MSSI applicants with outstanding academic credentials who have completed at least one year service in the US military.
    • The eligibility for ISIF-V is similar to that specified for veterans’ benefits. During the application process you need work with VA Certifying Official on our campus (http://web.jhu.edu/registrar/veterans) to submit eligibility document. Note this process can be separate from your enrollment for other veterans’ benefits on our campus.
    • The first half of this fellowship, upon your accepting the admission and enrolling intoMSSI with full-time status, is to be awarded in the first semester.
    • The second half is to be applied in the second semester, provided that you maintain good academic performance including an average grade of B or above in coursework and continuous full-time status.
    • ISIF can only be used if you do not receive other scholarships that provide a full tuition waiver and/or stipend, including but not limited to the IASP or SFS scholarship.

    To ensure full consideration of ISIF-V please submit your admission application by the application deadline. Please let us know your interest in ISF-V in application and work with us to finish the eligibility verification.

Additional external scholarship opportunities are also available.

  • The Graduate Research Fellowship Operations Center is responsible for processing applications and responding to requests for information.  General inquiries regarding the Graduate Research Fellowship Program should be made to:

    Graduate Research Fellowship Operations Center, telephone: 866-NSF-GRFP, 866-673-4737 (toll-free from the US and Canada) or 202-331-3542 (international). email: info@nsfgrfp.org

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