Since 2015, SAINTCON has offered a scholarship program to provide financial assistance for individuals to attend SAINTCON who would normally be unable to attend. We feel that this is an important program and as such, we have made it a permanent part of our conference offerings.
To ensure that these scholarships are awarded to individuals who can benefit from them the most, we are placing the following eligibility requirements on those who are apply:
All applicants are required to submit an essay of no more than 2000 words illustrating how a scholarship to SAINTCON would benefit them. Applicants are encouraged to be creative, but all information in the essay must be truthful and reflective of the applicant's own circumstances. We encourage you to discuss your goals, future plans, and how you might contribute to the security community.
The following information is required for all submissions:
Once all of this information is compiled, please use this form for submission:
INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
The Scholarship includes a free pass to SAINTCON 2018 including conference meals. However, It does not cover hotel costs, travel costs, additional meals, or any other expense incurred by the awardee
Upon receipt, we will review all applications and make awards to those who members of the SAINTCON committee feel are most deserving. Successful applicants will be notified soon after the submission deadline. The number of scholarships will be determined at the time of making awards, and is subject to a number of factors. We anticipate awarding around 20 scholarships, but that number could increase if funding allows.
As a Disclaimer, SAINTCON reserves the right to award scholarships based on criteria set forth by the conference committee. We are committed to fairness, but as security professionals we understand that there is truly no possible way to ensure a completely perfect award process without introducing many levels of complexity which take valuable time and resources. Not sure this disclaimer is even necessary, but it's here just in case.