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National Science Foundation and NYU ASPIRE Scholarship

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy (CRISSP) at NYU is offering a scholarship for students entering the vital field of cybersecurity. An interdisciplinary cross section of one of the 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. We welcome applications from students interested in information security who have backgrounds in non-technical fields such as law, business, policy or media studies. Students must be U.S. citizens, and two years from graduation -- graduate students beginning an MBA are eligible for this scholarship. Each ASPIRE fellow will be required to take a set of ASPIRE interdisciplinary gateway courses developed for this program.

ASPIRE covers tuition for up to two years of master’s level study. In addition, there is an annual stipend of $25,000 for graduate students. Successful applicant MUST work for two years at a federal agency upon graduation, and meet selection criteria for federal employment: final job placement might require security clearances.

For application materials, scholarship obligations and further information about CRISSP and ASPIRE, please see http://crissp.poly.edu/?page_id=487. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed on the 1st of every month.