Information Security is a constantly changing and evolving field. One of the best ways for us as a community to support those up-and-coming into our industry is to encourage students to attend InfoSec conferences, in this case Hacker Summer Camp (BlackHat, BSidesLV, Narwhal.be, Diana Initiative, Queercon, Def Con). Last year, thanks to the amazing generosity of our community, we awarded 9 scholarships to students. This year we hope to increase the amount of the award and send 10 students!
We can’t make these Scholarships happen without your help. If you would like to donate toward enabling a deserving student to attend Hacker Summer Camp, please complete the donation form below. Everything donated through this form will go to Scholarship Winners. [If you wish to donate to the Diana Initiative organization, please click here].
For our second year our goal is to raise at least $3,000 for each of 10 students. This should enable a student to cover hotel room, food, and some travel expenses in order to attend Black Hat USA, The Diana Initiative and some additional hacker summer camp activities. We understand that depending on the origin of the student this may not cover all their expenses, so if we beat our goal we would love to increase the amount we award each student so that they get to experience Black Hat USA, The Diana Initiative, learn to solder, career village, connect with mentors in the InfoSec community, take part in a Capture the Flag competition, and possibly find their niche in this field without hurting their budget.
Donations for 2020 Student Scholarships will close on 30 May 2020 so that students have enough time to book travel.
- One (1) entry badge for The Diana Initiative 2020 (Aug 6-7)
- One (1) Academics Briefing pass (full conference pass) to Black Hat USA (Aug 1-6)
- Check for 1/10th of the amount raised
- Hotel reservation transferred to your name (You will need to pay for it using a portion of the check)
- We are hoping to announce additional benefits soon! (If your organization or event would like to donate tickets or other in-kind items that are not cash, please reach out)
Depending on the amount raised and your personal circumstances scholarships MAY NOT cover all travel costs to/from Las Vegas, NV; meals; or any additional funds or benefits.
Scholarships are available to all students, regardless of race, gender, orientation, nationality, residence, or current education program.
In order to qualify for a Student Scholarship to The Diana Initiative, applicants must be a student (high school, college, university, or certificate program) with an interest in Information Security.
Applicants under 18 years old, if selected to receive a Scholarship, will be required to provide their legal guardians’ contact information, as the guardian will be required to agree to all the conditions. In addition, the guardian will need to accompany and be held responsible for the under-18 Scholarship winner. The guardian will receive an entry ticket to our conference, and will share a hotel room with the winner.
Applications for the Scholarships are open! Apply before 30 May 2020.
This year, the following organizations are working together to enable the Hacker Summer Camp Student Scholarship:
Questions regarding our Student Scholarships can be directed to [firstname.lastname@example.org].