Apr. 30: Call for Applications: NYU Cyber Scholarship and Latham & Watkins Award in Technology and Law

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Call for Applications, due April 30th:

NYU Cyber Scholarship and Latham & Watkins Award in Technology and Law


The NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS), a collaboration between 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.


NYU Cyber Scholarship ($10,000 towards tuition)

Now in its fifth year, 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 who will enter either the public or private sectors.


Latham & Watkins Award in Technology and Law ($10,000 towards tuition)

Now in its fourth 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.


More Details

Law students (JD only) and students from other non-technology programs selected for the scholarships will be obligated to enroll each academic year in a technical cybersecurity course at NYU Tandon School of Engineering that is consistent with their academic program. 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.


Application Requirements

Applicants must submit a resume, transcript, and cover letter to Elizabeth Whatcott, CCS Program Associate, at whatcotte@mercury.law.nyu.edu by 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021, with “Cybersecurity Scholarship Application” in the subject line. Eligible law students must be pursuing a JD and entering their second or third year of law school in Fall 2021. Applicants will be automatically considered for both scholarships.

If you have questions, please contact whatcotte@mercury.law.nyu.edu 

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