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Digital Trust Scholarship


Continue your education and launch your IT career with ISACA! For global IT audit, risk, security, assurance and cybersecurity students who identify within a demographic that is historically underrepresented within the tech profession.

Sign In or Create a Free ISACA  Account to apply:

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Applications Due: 11:59 pm US CT, 28 May 2024


We will award an academic scholarship between $1,000 to $5,000 USD (based on need, average tuition per country, and merit) for tuition to five students, who meet the criteria below. Scholarship money will be paid directly to the awardee (if their school is International) or the awardee’s school (if their school is in the United States) in August 2024 and must be used for the school you’re attending in 2024. Previous recipients are not elligible to apply for 12 months after receiving this scholarship.

Awardees will also receive a Career Building Bundle:

  • One year of ISACA and ISACA chapter Student Membership (giving you access to career pathway and advancement events and webinars)
  • One ISACA course selected from the ITCA  or CET certification (completion of this course will help you get an ISACA certification that indicates a standard of skills to a prospective employer)
  • One ISACA Virtual Conference registration (where you will benefit from speakers who are renowned experts in their fields)
  • ISACA’s Mentoring Program (giving you access to certified digital trust professionals as mentors)
  • Resources to start an ISACA Student Group at university/college (as applicable)
  • Access to additional ISACA and ISACA Foundation resources


Applicants must:

  1. To apply, you first need a free ISACA account. If you have appplied for an ISACA Foundation scholarship before, you may sign in using that account. 
  2. Be 18 years of age or older.
  3. Recipients within the previous 12 months are NOT eligible to apply.
  4. Be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college, university, or technical training institute.
  5. Be pursuing a degree or an advanced degree focused on IT audit, risk, security, assurance or cybersecurity.
  6. Identify as a member of an underrepresented community in IT (this may include race, gender, ethnicity, first generation college student, veteran status, disability, etc.)
  7. Agree to communicate with the ISACA Foundation twice a year for two years regarding school and career trajectory after the scholarship award.