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Digital Trust Scholarship (formerly Academic Scholarship)


For global cybersecurity and information assurance students who identify within a demographic that is historically underrepresented within the tech profession.

Sign In or Create a Free ISACA Account to apply:


Application Closed. Please see 2023 Open Scholarships

Applications Due: 11:59 pm US CDT, 24 April 2023


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 July 2023 and must be used for the school you’re attending in 2023, as indicated in your application. Awardees within the previous 12 months are NOT eligible to apply.

Awardees will also receive a Career Building Bundle:

  • Free one-year ISACA and ISACA chapter Student Membership (giving you access to career pathway and advancement events and webinars)
  • One free ISACA course selected from course options (completion of this course is one step towards getting an ISACA certification that indicates a standard of skills to a prospective employer)
  • One free virtual ISACA conference registration (where you will benefit from speakers who are renowned experts in their fields)
  • Connection to ISACA’s mentoring program (giving 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 OIT resources


Applicants must:

  1. To apply, you first need a free ISACA account. If you have appplied for a One In Tech scholarship before, you may sign in using that account. 
  2. Be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college, university, or technical training institute.
  3. Be pursuing, or planning to pursue, a degree or an advanced degree focused on cybersecurity or information assurance.
  4. Not have won this scholarship within the previous 12 months.
  5. Agree to communicate with One In Tech twice a year for two years regarding school and career trajectory after the scholarship award.
  6. AND one or more of the below:
    • Identify within a demographic that is historically underrepresented within the tech profession. Underrepresentation may include aspects of race, culture, ethnicity, gender, and other factors that have resulted in exclusion.