Requirements, details and how to apply

How do I qualify for the scholarship?

  • You must be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college or university within Canada. (The graduate/undergraduate program does not have to be a “cybersecurity” program; however, in your application, you should make clear that you aspire to have a career in the cybersecurity industry.)
  • You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with a permanent resident ID card.

What is the deadline for submission?

Submissions will be accepted from March 8, 2024 - April 5, 2024 at 11:59p.m. PT. ESET will announce winners in May 2024.

How do I apply?

Applicants must fill out the form below and have the following documents (PDF) ready to upload:

  • A copy of an unofficial transcript or acceptance letter as proof of enrollment.
  • One letter of recommendation signed by the recommending party.
  • Personal essay of 500-700 words written in English or French answering the following prompt: What specific experiences in your professional journey (for instance, early education, employment) have motivated your pursuit of a STEM career, and in what ways do you envision a company like ESET influencing and inspiring the next generation of women to pursue careers in these fields?

Additional details

  • Finalists may be required to supply additional personal or professional references.
  • Judging is conducted by a panel of ESET staff including cybersecurity experts.
  • Finalists will be asked to provide a photo of themselves, which may be used for promotional purposes.
  • If the application or essay is illegible, it will not be considered.
  • Immediate family members or dependents of ESET employees are not eligible to participate.

If you are not eligible to apply for this scholarship, we encourage you to share this opportunity with your loved ones and colleagues. 

Important note for submissions: We appreciate the personal insights shared in your essays. To ensure fairness and impartiality, all submissions undergo a redaction process, maintaining anonymity for the grading committee. While we value your transparency, we encourage you to focus on addressing the essay question, minimizing reliance on personally identifiable information.

Questions? Email us at and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.