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

Law students and students from other non-technology programs selected for the scholarships will be obligated to enroll each academic year in a technical cybersecurity course at NYU Tandon School of Engineering that is consistent with their academic program. Students from technical programs will be required to enroll each academic year in a cybersecurity-related course at the Law School or an approved course in non-technology school. All scholars will also participate in weekly cohort meetings with students focusing on cybersecurity and engage in a substantial research project or construction of a technical tool. The programs are designed so that scholars may better understand both the technological aspects of information security, and the privacy and civil liberties concerns that surround the field.

Students will enter the program in Fall 2019 and will earn a $10,000 scholarship towards tuition for each year that they are a part of the program (students will be admitted for one year, potentially renewable for one additional year).

Application Requirements: Applicants must submit a resume, transcript, and cover letter to Alex Potcovaru, Program Associate, at  CCS@nyu.edu by 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019 with “Cybersecurity Scholarship Application” in the subject line. 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.

If you have any questions, please contact the Center for Cybersecurity at CCS@nyu.edu.

Meet our current Cyber Scholars