Student Conferenceship Award

What is the Student Conferenceship Award?
ACSA is pleased to announce the availability of conferenceships enabling students to attend the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference. This program will pay for the conference for selected students. The students must be nominated by a faculty member at an accredited university or school, and must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students.

Conferenceships can be requested by any student and will be awarded to students that will get the most from ACSAC. Preference will be given to students who are authors of papers and that have a co-author also attending ACSAC. Conferenceship awards will take the form of conference registration waivers, conference hotel lodging waivers, a $750 travel grant, or some combination of the three. Our intent is to help as many students as possible based on need. The amount above is to cover airline tickets and/or other travel expenses, and requires a copy of the airline ticket receipt.

To be considered for the Conferenceship Program, the following information should be submitted to the Student Awards Chair:

  • Name, address, and name of institution.
  • Course work applicable to a career in information system security and grades received in those courses.
  • GPA.
  • A short narrative that discusses why you are interested in the field, relevant areas of interest, and the type of career you plan on pursuing.
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members.
  • (Optional) A statement if you are a member of an under-represented minority (including women).

This material must be submitted no later than October 17th.

Who do I contact for more information?
For more information, or to submit conferenceship applications, contact the ACSAC Student Awards chair at