Congratulations to our 2022 scholarship winners! Learn more



ESET is committed to advancement of women in STEM and the field of cybersecurity.


$15,000 in scholarships
Three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduate/undergraduate women pursuing a career in cybersecurity

ESET is committed to closing the gender gap in STEM

Since 2015, ESET North America has empowered women pursuing a career in cybersecurity with funds to achieve their dreams. We have encountered phenomenal, driven women who are passionate about being the future of cybersecurity.

In its 2021 Cybersecurity Workforce Study, (ISC)2 found the field remains predominantly male, with women representing less than a quarter of the workers. While the number of women in the field is technically increasing, there is still a long way to go. 

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 the United States. (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 have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a permanent resident ID card.

What is the deadline for submission?

Submissions will be accepted from March 8, 2022 - April 8, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PT. ESET will announce the winners on May 12, 2022.

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 Spanish answering the following prompt: What inspired you to pursue an education in cybersecurity or STEM, and how do you envision using it to drive progress in the world?

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. 

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

Applications are closed for 2022

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