Junior undergrads in a technological university there can apply for funding on a bond-free arrangement—thus benefiting the region as well.

In order to incubate more of the much-needed talent needed for the region’s cybersecurity sector, one firm in this industry has decided to invest more than US$90,000 for a scholarship program at a technological university in Singapore.

The Ensign InfoSecurity–SUTD Mid Term Scholarship will be open to Singaporeans and permanent residents starting from next year, and each beneficiary will receive S$30,000 for defraying tuition fees and study-related expenses.

Each year, one junior (Year 3) student specializing in the Security track from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Information Systems Technology and Design degree program will benefit from this bond-free scholarship. The Security track equips students with state-of-the-art knowledge in computer security, network security and cybersecurity technologies.

The organizing firm, Ensign InfoSecurity, has said this is its first partnership with an autonomous university and it is part of a strategy to engage the local youth and support the next generation of cybersecurity leaders. This is also SUTD’s first cybersecurity-focused scholarship that aims to provide more opportunities for deserving students.

SUTD’s Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer, Giselia Giam, noted: “SUTD is grateful to Ensign InfoSecurity for choosing us as its partner to develop Singapore’s cybersecurity talent pipeline. With their generosity, we believe that more deserving students will be able to equip themselves with the necessary knowledge and skills to help fill the gaps in the cybersecurity sector and advance Singapore’s digital drive and transformation efforts.”  

The CEO of the cybersecurity firm, Tammie Tham, commented: “As part of Ensign’s ongoing commitment to nurturing future cyber leaders, we believe this partnership with SUTD will provide aspiring local talents with the opportunity, knowledge and skills to pursue cybersecurity as a career, allowing them to capitalize on the job opportunities in Singapore’s growing cybersecurity sector and digital industry.”