NYU Cyber Scholars Program

The NYU Cyber Scholarship is a program of the NYU Center for Cybersecurity. Students who are selected for this prestigious scholarship program will join a cohort of peers from across the University, including the Tandon School of Engineering, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and other schools as they develop an interdisciplinary understanding of cybersecurity issues that integrates technical and non-technical disciplines.  The Cyber Scholars program is designed to train a new generation of cybersecurity professionals who will enter either the public or private sectors. The program is designed so that lawyers, social scientists, engineers, and business executives may better understand the technological aspects of information security, and the privacy and civil liberties concerns that surround the field. At the same time, technologists will learn more about the legal, social, and political contexts in which they are innovating.

Applicant information

Non-engineering students selected for the program will be obligated to enroll in technical cyber-security courses at NYU Tandon School of Engineering that are consistent with their academic program. They will also participate in weekly cohort meetings with students focusing on cybersecurity from other NYU schools and engage in a substantial research project or construction of a technical tool.

Students will enter the program in the fall of the academic year, and will earn a partial scholarship for each year that they are a part of the program (students will be admitted for one year, potentially renewable for one additional year).

Eligible students must be in their first or second year of the JD program at the law school or in their first year of a masters or PhD program that is a minimum of two years in duration.

In spring 2019, applications will be solicited university-wide for the following academic year. Applicants must submit a resume, transcript, and cover letter. Students will be admitted to the program for one year, potentially renewable for one additional year.

For additional information, please contact the Center for Cybersecurity at CCS@nyu.edu.

Meet our current Cyber Scholars.