Student Scholarships

The Center for Cybersecurity fosters the next generation of scholars by proudly hosting the ASPIRE scholarship, the NYU Cyber Scholars Program, the Latham & Watkins Award in Technology and Law, and scholarships and fellowships for PhD applicants in Cybersecurity.

Each fall, approximately a dozen students pursue their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees with federal funding from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security. These grants are part of NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s ASPIRE (A Scholarship for Service Partnership for Interdisciplinary Research and Education) program. Government funding provides full scholarships (tuition, books, stipend, and professional development allowance) for students to study cybersecurity at NYU Tandon for up to three years. Additionally, NYU School of Law’s ASPIRE scholarship is granted to fund a student’s legal education.

The NYU Cyber Scholars Program 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 Latham & Watkins Award in Technology and Law seeks to train a new generation of technology lawyers who are not only equipped to analyze the most complex technology law and policy issues, but also students who have mastered the technical understandings of the discipline. The student selected for this award must demonstrate a passion for technology and cybersecurity law and an interest in the interdisciplinary aspects of the subject.

The Center for Cybersecurity also offers scholarships and fellowships for PhD students in Cybersecurity at the Tandon School of Engineering. Prospective candidates should be driven, self-motivated and interested in one or more aspects of cybersecurity ranging from hardware, embedded systems, network systems and application security to usable security and human factors and their legal and policy implications. Successful applicants to the program are expected to have an outstanding academic record in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or Computer Engineering. Previous research experience and other technical accomplishments, as evidenced by publications, software, and letters of reference, are also important criteria. For more information on the program and on how to apply, please visit the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.