NYU Cyber Scholars Program

Students selected for this prestigious scholarship program will 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 for roles in either the public or private sector.

Each academic year, law students and students from other non-technology majors selected for the scholarship will be obligated to enroll  in a technical cybersecurity course at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, one that is consistent with their academic program. Alternatively, 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 a non-technology school.

All scholars will also participate in periodic 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.

Applicant requirements

Applications for 2020-21 are now open. Applicants must submit a resume, transcript, and cover letter to Elizabeth Whatcott, Program Associate, at whatcotte@mercury.law.nyu.edu by 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021, with “Latham & Watkins Award Application” in the subject line.  Eligible law students must be in their first or second year of the JD program at the law school. JD applicants to this scholarship will be automatically considered for the Latham & Watkins Award in Technology and Law as well.

Meet our current Cyber Scholars