All Black, African American students engaged in STEM study are cordially invited by Optiv Security to apply for its enormous scholarship program. The applications are open for graduating high school seniors planning a career in cybersecurity/information security. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, U.S. national, or permanent residents to be eligible for the scholarship program.
The company initiated these award amounts to assist students in their further careers. The company’s granted amount will act as a great supportive pillar for recipients in covering up various educational expenses. The funds will be enough in covering up any of the tuition, fees, books, etc. Students with the best descriptive essay and application will be granted the award amount.
Optiv Security, Inc. is a privately owned information security company based in Denver, ColoradoOptiv describes itself as an integrator of security solutions that provides end-to-end cybersecurity services worldwide. Since 2013, Optiv has served more than 7,500 customers worldwide across 70 nations. Optiv focuses solely on cybersecurity and, according to the CRN Service Provider 500, is ranked in the top 10 per cent of solution providers by sales. Over 350 existing and emerging cybersecurity software providers and hardware manufacturers form the vendor partner ecosystem of Optiv.
Entrants must check the given table for more detail of the scholarship:
|Organization||Optiv Security, Inc|
|Educational Level||Graduating high school senior|
|Number of Awards||Undefined|
|Application Deadline||January 8, 2020|
|Requirement||Application, Essay, Transcript|
Who May Be Eligible?
To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must fulfil the below criteria:
- Must be a graduating high school senior.
- Must verify acceptance into an eligible degree program in a STEM-related field (including but not limited to computer science, electrical engineering, math, etc.)
- Should have a minimum of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale cumulative high school GPA.
- To remain eligible for the scholarship for four years, a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale must be maintained.
- Must be planning a career in cybersecurity/information security.
- Must be known as Black and African American (for example, African, African American, Caribbean) and the U.S. A citizen, a national of the United States, or a permanent resident.
How to Apply
Eligible applicants are asked to download a pdf scholarship form and fill it according to the given instruction. The complete form is to be sent either by mail or email to the given address. Emailing address-BEN-Steering@optiv.com; OR mail to ATTN: Optiv Human Resources, 1144 15th St., Ste. 2900, Denver, CO 80202. Consideration will not be granted to incomplete applications. The selection of awards will be based on a combination of your written response to the essay, academic achievement, and a final interview to be conducted through Zoom.
- Two reference letters (one academic and one from a job, volunteer or mentor).
- A one-page essay providing your history, why you deserve this scholarship, and how the scholarship can help you achieve your goals in the STEM field (12 point font, Times New Roman, single-spaced).
- An official transcript for school, please send an electronic copy to BEN-Steering@optiv.com.
Optiv is giving $40,000 in scholarship grants for four years. An individual who identifies as Black and African American and is studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects to increase diversity in the fields of cyber and information security will be awarded the scholarship. The funds will help students pay different costs, such as tuition, fees, books, etc.
Optiv is accepting applications until January 8, 2021, for the scholarship program. Students providing late or incomplete applications will not be considered.