Scholarship

ISACA MADISON 2022-2023 Scholarship Program

Applications will open May 2nd and close June 3rd, 2022 at 11:59 PM US Central time 

 I- Scholarship Overview

Through the generous support of our members, the ISACA Madison Chapter has established a scholarship fund to:

  • Provide financial assistance to those interested in pursuing educational opportunities in the field of Information Assurance, Cybersecurity or related studies.
  • Provide opportunities of entry in the field of Information Assurance, Cybersecurity or related studies to ethnic minorities or underrepresented population.
  • Help reduce the  Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, skills gap; decrease the racial wealth gap and create a more diverse and inclusive cyber workforce. 

  II- Awards

The ISACA Madison Chapter is allocating $3,000 for the 2022-2023 academic year scholarship fund.

  • $500 awards will be given to three (3) individual Undergraduate students studying Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, or related studies. 
  • $500 awards will be given to three (3) individual High School Seniors planning to pursue Information Assurance, Cybersecurity or related studies.
  • Awards do not renew; however, recipients may reapply in subsequent years.
  • The scholarship awards will be made payable in the name of the recipient.

Funds can be used for:

  • Full or part-time programs, tuition fees or books.
  • ISACA certifications, study materials, exams vouchers, training seminars in person or virtual. 

III- Eligibility and Requirements

  • You may be a Senior in High school or an Undergraduate College/University student.
  • Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a degree with a focus on Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, or related studies.
  • Students must live within fifty (50) miles of the city Madison and be enrolled for the 2021-2022 academic year in a school, college or accredited university in the state of Wisconsin.
  • May be attending on campus or online, full-time or part-time.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) must be at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale at the time of submission.
  • Completion of the scholarship application form, including supporting information.
  • International students are welcome to apply.
  • Submit a completed application on or before June 3rd, 2022. Late submissions will not be accepted.

    IV- Documents and Supporting Information

    1. Attach a PDF version of the unofficial transcript from your current (or most recent) educational institution. No funds will be disbursed until official transcripts have been received.
    2. A Letter of Recommendation (recommendations cannot be written by friends or family) outlining the following:
    • How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?
    • What skills or abilities does the applicant have that will support them in completing a degree?
    • What other information about the applicant should be taken into consideration?
    1. Essay questions (between 500 and 750 words)
    • Describe your personal and educational background and accomplishments. How has your life experiences shaped your passion or interest for technology?
    • Why are you interested in Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, or related studies and what are your professional aspirations? How will receiving the ISACA Madison Scholarship aid in accomplishing this?
    • What makes you the best candidate to receive this scholarship? What would receiving this scholarship mean to you?
    • Please tell us anything else you would like us to know about you in consideration of your application. 

      V- Scholarship procedures and Scoring Criteria

      The scholarship application form and supporting documentations must be filled out and submitted electronically through the link below, no later than 11:59 pm US Central on June 3rd, 2022.

      ISACA Madison Scholarship 2022-2023

      Applicants will be scored by members of the ISACA Madison Chapter Scholarship Committee. All decisions made by the ISACA Madison Scholarship Committee shall be considered final.
      Final award decisions will be made no later than July 15th, 2022. The ISACA Madison Scholarship Committee will review and evaluate all applications and supporting documentation and will award the scholarships based on:

      • Passion (Individuals that demonstrate a strong desire for further education or career in the fields of Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, or related studies.
      • Merit (GPA and/or academic credentials, individual achievement through participation in extra curricular activities, leadership roles and/or work experience).
      • Financial need.

      For questions regarding the ISACA Madison Chapter scholarship application, please send an email to chapter@isaca-madison.org and indicate “2022-2023 ISACA Madison Chapter Scholarship” in the subject line.