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The Cybersecurity Hero’s Scholarship

Serving those who have served the country.

Men and women who have served in the United States military, often choose higher education following their service, especially in the field of cybersecurity. This path can help them adapt to the civilian lifestyle and give them a fulfilling career. However, we also understand that not everyone has the means to pursue a degree.

For this purpose, multiple education grants and scholarships are offered to first responders, military veterans and their families. This is also a fitting act of thanking them for having served the country bravely and faithfully. EC-Council University offers one such financial assistance program for US military veterans and first responders to help them start a new career.

Scholarship

What is EC-Council University’s Cyber Security Hero Scholarship?

All degree programs offered by EC-Council University (ECCU) are covered by the Cyber Security Hero’s Scholarship. This financial assistance program has been designed to offer support to new or current undergraduate and graduate students. This scholarship is also our way of thanking the US military, first responders, and their families for their service to the community and country.

The award can be continual through the program of study in a scholarship amount of 10% of tuition for selected applicants. It is to be noted that the funding for the scholarship is limited and is awarded on a need order basis each term until funding resources are exhausted.

How to apply?

Applicants who wish to apply for ECCU’s Cyber Security Hero Scholarship must
fulfill the below mentioned eligibility criteria.

Undergraduate (Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security)

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Have earned an associate degree or foreign equivalent from an appropriately accredited institution or have completed at least 60 semester credit hours and submit proof of a high school diploma or foreign equivalent.
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0
  4. Have completed a college-level English and Math course with a grade of “C” or better.
  5. Must be sufficiently proficient in English (see the catalog for international degrees).
For-Graduate

Graduate (Master of Science in Cyber Security)

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Have earned a bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent from an appropriately accredited institution.
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5.
  4. Must be sufficiently proficient in English (see the catalog for international degrees).

AWARD APPLICATION

Each applicant must submit a formal request letter addressing the following topics:

  1. The reason for requesting the award
  2. Personal and professional goals
  3. A brief personal and professional history/biography
  4. Provide full contact information
  5. The letter must be free of mechanical errors, grammatically correct, and appropriately formatted as academic professionalism in writing is considered as part of merit basis.

Verification of applicants

Each applicant must submit verification of military service (DD214) or letter of employment verification from police or fire department and evidence of being a spouse or child of such an employee if applicable.


FAQs

Ans. The scholarship eligibility is for new or continuing students but cannot be awarded retroactively but only for future terms where need and eligibility has been established.

Ans. Recipients are chosen based on need and eligibility criteria for the scholarship.

Ans. Veterans Benefits:

Bachelor’s and Master’s degree and graduate certificate programs are eligible for VA Education Benefits. For complete information on using your benefits, please visit www.vets.gov

The GI Bill ® covers all online education programs taken as part of EC-Council programs. Distance housing allowance rates are also applicable benefits. “GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Also read: EC-Council University offers this Scholarship for Veterans!

Ans. Yes, though due to need criteria the scholarship is only eligible to cover unmet financial need from all aid sources.


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