Every year, Women On Cyber #Singapore awards a range of scholarships to female professionals pursuing or planning to pursue a career in cybersecurity or information security.

These scholarships — mostly professional cybersecurity certifications and courses — help bridge the cybersecurity workforce skills gap in Singapore and increase diversity within the field. It is achieved by providing potential female information security professionals support and resources, helping them prepare for a fulfilling career in this critical sector.

The idea started in 2020 and continued with awarding two female professionals with a course and a certification exam attempt for the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification. The program is intended to raise professional awareness and attract high-quality new female entrants into the industry.

The program will distribute ten awards each year, focusing on female professionals willing to work in the cybersecurity field or young female graduates in computer sciences or other similar studies.

Women On Cyber Singapore will select awards based on criteria defined on profile, financial capabilities, and passion. This scholarship was founded as part of a concerted attempt to resolve the fact that women are underrepresented in the field. Women On Cyber Singapore is currently focusing on Singapore, with future plans to expand the program is ASEAN.

1. Eligibility

We offer a wide range of scholarships, sponsored and supported by various organization, caring for diversity & inclusion.

  • The applicant must be pursuing, or plan to pursue a cybersecurity career or studies.
  • The applicant might a female student or a junior professional in cybersecurity, or a professional willing to pursue a cybersecurity career.
  • The applicant must be a female.
  • The applicant must be a Singaporean citizen or a permanent resident.

If awarded: the award will be sent to the candidate with instructions.


2. Application

We support our members to reach the best version of themselves, and increase their potential.

Resume/CV – No more than 3 pages maximum.

A motivation letter, outlining the following:

  • Why you should be chosen to receive this Women On Cyber Cybersecurity Scholarship and what makes you stand out from your peers?
  • Describe why you need the scholarship.
  • Describe your personal and education backgrounds.
  • Describe what makes you a candidate for success in information security and what are your goals for your professional career.
  • Describe any contributions to the cybersecurity field i.e., volunteer work, articles, etc., and any other hobbies or extracurricular activities and what they mean to you.
  • Please tell us anything else you would like us to know about you in consideration of your application.
Review Process

3. Review Process

Our review process is clear and transparent.

Applicants will be scored by our judging panel and scholarship sponsors (Offensive Security). Scoring will be based upon three categories:

  • Passion
  • Merit
  • Financial Need

NOTE: Not all applicants will receive a scholarship. Scholarships are a one-time award and must be re-applied for each year in order to be considered for another scholarship.


4. Success

You will be welcomed into a thriving led learning environment.

We are very grateful to have the support of Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, and we are very happy to have the support of Offensive Security, with 10 x PEN-200 90 days online course vouchers as part of the Offsec Giving Program.

We will award 5 applications during the first intake and judging will close at the beginning of August, and the second 5 at the end of the year (November) in 2021. Future dates will be published accordingly.

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