University Fellowships Mark

Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security

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. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide assistance to women at the formative stages of their careers in these fields.

Women studying information security may apply for consideration to receive the scholarship for their third or fourth year of undergraduate studies, or for a Masters’ program. To be eligible, you must be accepted at or enrolled in a US campus of a US university. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

SWSIS is a partnership of Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) and CRA-W, with sponsorship from ACSA, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Symantec. ACSA has been providing these scholarships since 2011.  With the addition of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s multi-year financial commitment to this program starting with the 2014-15 academic year, and Symantec’s addition in 2017, ACSA was able to increase the number of scholarships, in turn helping to increase the number of women in the field.

Application Deadline: February


Current Status: 
Junior, Senior, Grad Student
Duration of Award: 
None (Award Only)
Graduate Study, Underrepresented Groups
Direct Submission
Fields of Study: 
Information Sciences and Technology
Semester of Application Deadline: 
Spring (January – April)

Boucke Building
University Fellowships Office
321 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802