Cybersecurity Scholarship

The cybersecurity major was established by Anderson University President John Pistole, who has a rich history in cybersecurity as former deputy director of the FBI and administrator of the TSA. The AU Cybersecurity Scholarship is available for two recipients who demonstrate significant interest to know and understand this crucial field of public service. Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 56 percent in computer systems design and related services through 2026, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Award: This scholarship is renewable over four years and is worth a total of $8,000 ($2,000 per year).


  • Be admitted to Anderson University as a first-time freshman student.
  • Hold a cumulative high school GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Major in cybersecurity.

Next Steps:

  1. If you haven't applied yet, please complete your application for admission online or through the common app!
  2. If you have applied already, your next step is to complete your scholarship profile. This will ask you several questions about yourself to pair you with the institutional scholarships that you are eligible for, like this one listed above. Your scholarship profile will also help you meet specific scholarship deadlines.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.