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ISACA Chicago Chapter Scholarship 


Continue your education and launch your IT career with ISACA! This scholarship is open to IT audit, risk, security, assurance and cybersecurity students pursuing an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree at a school in the state of Illinois, apply today!

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Applications Due: 11:59 pm US CT, 11 June 2024

Scholarship Offering:

We will award a $2,000 USD academic scholarship for tuition to four undergraduate students and two graduate students who meet the criteria below. Scholarship money will be paid directly to the awardee's school in August 2024 and must be used for the school you’re attending in 2024. Scholarship awards will be granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Previous recipients are not eligible to apply for 12 months after receiving 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 applied 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 an accredited university or community college in the state of Illinois.
  5. Be pursuing an undergraduate degree (2 or 4 year) or graduate degree in IT audit, risk, security, assurance or cybersecurity.
  6. Undergraduate award: have a minimum 3.00 (out of 4.0) Grade Point Average.
  7. Graduate award: have a minimum 3.25 (out of 4.0) Grade Point Average.
  8. Identify as a member of an underrepresented community in IT (this may include race, gender, ethnicity, veteran status, disability, etc.)
  9. Agree to communicate with the ISACA Foundation twice a year for two years regarding school and career trajectory after the scholarship award.