NYU Cyber Scholarship application is now open!

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The NYU Center for Cybersecurity, a collaboration among NYU School of Law, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and other NYU schools, is soliciting applications for two interdisciplinary scholarship programs for students passionate about cybersecurity.

Law students selected for the programs 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. The programs are designed so that lawyers may better understand the technological aspects of information security, and the privacy and civil liberties concerns that surround the field.

Students will enter the programs in Fall 2017 and will earn a partial scholarship for each year that they are a part of the program (students will be admitted for one year, potentially renewable for one additional year).


The NYU Cyber Scholarship had its inaugural cohort last year. 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 Latham & Watkins Award in Technology and Law is a new program that will welcome its inaugural student scholar this year. This scholarship 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.


Application Requirements: Applicants must submit a resume, transcript, and cover letter to CCS@nyu.edu by 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017 with “Cybersecurity Scholarship Application” in the subject line. Eligible students must be in their first or second year of law school. Law students who apply will be automatically considered for both scholarships.

If you have questions, please contact CCS@nyu.edu.