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ASPIRE: Scholarship for students entering the vital field of Cybersecurity

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Academic Level:
Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

NYU is offering a scholarship for students entering the vital field of cybersecurity. An interdisciplinary cross section of one of world's foremost universities will provide qualified students with skills in the technological (NYU-Poly), business (NYU-Stern), cultural (NYU-Steinhardt), public policy and management (NYU-Wagner), and scientific (NYU Courant Institute) aspects of real world security and privacy problems.

The ASPIRE (A Scholarship for Service Partnership for Interdisciplinary Research and Education) award from the National Science Foundation will prepare its recipients with strong technical training and a security mindset that looks beyond just technology while approaching problems. As part of the Federal Scholarship for Service (SFS) program, it will nurture leadership, community service, and good citizenship in its scholars, producing a cadre of Scholarship for Service graduates ready for some of the most crucial challenges of our time.

The scholarship supports two- to three years of stipends, tuition and allowance for students in the general area of information assurance and cybersecurity. The Scholarships cover expenses normally incurred by full-time students in the institution, including tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking). Additionally, students awarded the scholarship will also be given academic year stipends of $20,000 per year for undergraduate students, $25,000 for master's degree students, $30,000 per year for doctoral students, and many other benefits.

Students applying to ASPIRE must be two years from graduation: juniors in college, first year Master's students, and PhD students with two years remaining to graduation enrolled or in the process of applying to a PhD program in either NYU-Poly or NYU-Courant. Moreover, to apply for the ASPIRE scholarship, you must have applied to, been admitted to or already be a student at NYU-Poly, NYU-Courant, NYU-Wagner, NYU-Stern or NYU-Steinhardt.

ASPIRE selection committee reviews completed applications on the 1st of every month starting from March 2013. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Application materials will be processed as received and awarded contingent on availability.

Participating Institution(s):
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New York University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
General Technology
Information Sciences

Cyber Security
Information Technology

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Page last updated 7/18/2016
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