Scholarship

ISACA MADISON 2024-2025 Scholarship Program

Applications will open on March 8th and close on May 12th, 2024, 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 Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, or related studies.
  • Provide opportunities for entry into the field of Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, or related studies to ethnic minorities or underrepresented populations.
  • Help reduce the  Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, and skills gap; decrease the racial wealth gap and create a more diverse and inclusive cyber workforce. 

  II- Awards

The ISACA Madison Chapter allocates $3,000 for the 2024-2025 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, exam vouchers, and 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 focusing on Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, or related studies.
  • Students must live within fifty (50) miles of the city of Madison and be enrolled for the 2024 - 2025 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 3.0 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 May 12th, 2024. 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 (friends or family cannot write recommendations) 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 should other information about the applicant be taken into consideration?
    1. Essay questions (between 500 and 750 words)
    • Describe your personal and educational background and accomplishments. How have your life experiences shaped your passion or interest in 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 it 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 documentation must be completed and submitted electronically through the link below no later than 11:59 pm US Central on May 12th, 2024.

      ISACA Madison Scholarship 2024-2025

      Members of the ISACA Madison Chapter Scholarship Committee will score applicants. All decisions made by the ISACA Madison Scholarship Committee shall be considered final. 
      Award decisions will be made no later than May 31st, 2024. The ISACA Madison Scholarship Committee will review and evaluate all applications and supporting documentation and will award the scholarships based on the following:

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

      For questions regarding the ISACA Madison Chapter scholarship application, please email chapter@isacamadison.org and indicate “2024-2025 ISACA Madison Chapter Scholarship” in the subject line.