NYU Cyber Scholars Program

The NYU Center for Cybersecurity, a collaboration among NYU School of Law, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, offers an interdisciplinary scholarship program for students passionate about cybersecurity. Students who are selected for this prestigious scholarship program will join a cohort of peers from across the University as they develop a comprehensive 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 entering the public and private sectors. The scholarship aims to enable a deeper understanding by lawyers, social scientists, and business executives of 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. Students entering the program in Fall 2017 will be given a $10,000 scholarship for each year that they are a part of the program.

Applicant information

In spring 2017, applications will be solicited university-wide for the following academic year. Applicants must submit a resume, transcript, and two references who may be contacted during the interview process. Students will be admitted to the program for one year, potentially renewable for one additional year. Eligible NYU Law students must be in their first or second year of law school.

Law students selected for the program will be obligated to enroll in technical cybersecurity 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.

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

Meet our 2016-2017 Cyber Scholars.