Scholarships & Grants

In addition to financial aid, the University of San Diego and other organizations provide additional financial support for students to further their education. Below is a partial list of scholarships that are available to our students.

Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership

ICS Foundation Grants

Students enrolling in the University of San Diego’s Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership degree program are encouraged to apply for a number of scholarships granted by the ICS Foundation to those entering the field, including the graduate scholarship and the women’s scholarship, which awards a full year of tuition up to $40,000.

SWSIS Program Scholarship

The SWSIS program provides scholarships of up to $10,000 for women studying for their Bachelors and Masters degrees in fields relating to information security.

Scholarships are offered to women entering the field of cyber security in an effort to close the growing gender gap in the field.

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National Science Foundation Scholarship for Service (SFS)

The National Science Foundation receives approximately 40,000 proposals each year for research, education and training projects, of which approximately 11,000 are funded. In addition, the Foundation receives several thousand applications for graduate and postdoctoral fellowships.

Please visit the National Science Foundation website for more information regarding Scholarship for Service.

Veteran Programs

Yellow ribbon schools, such as the University of San Diego, offer support to Veterans through yearly scholarship money that is then matched dollar for dollar by the VA. At USD, that equals $14,896 per year.

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Center for Cyber Safety and Education Scholarships

The Center for Cyber Safety and Education offers several scholarships to students in the field of cyber security, including:

  • Graduate Scholarship Program
  • Women’s Scholarships
  • Raytheon’s Women Cyber Security Scholarship

Please visit the Center for Cyber Safety and Education website to learn more about existing scholarships.

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Supporting women in technology, the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship is offered by Google. This scholarship awards $10,000 to female undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate strong academic and leadership qualities.

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