One In Tech Foundation Providing More Than 100 Scholarships This Year to Advance Tech Careers and Education

Schaumburg, IL, USA — Cybersecurity and  IT audit are among the fastest growing fields with the most opportunity, but  there is a talent gap that continues to spread as needs increase. One In Tech, an  ISACA Foundation, is addressing this by providing access and support to individuals  who are currently underrepresented in the industry to pursue these career paths.  The Foundation seeks to bridge the gap in  diversity and build a talent pipeline through its scholarship program.

The One In Tech scholarship  program removes barriers to ensure equitable access to and advancement within  tech careers. Through partnerships with  corporations, academic institutions, and ISACA chapters, One In Tech will be  awarding more than 100 scholarships this year, with 25 awarded so far.

The Foundation’s scholarships provide  long-term support through academic tuition assistance, career-building  resources, mentoring, training, networking, apprenticeships with corporate  partners, discounted ISACA certification resources, job opportunities, and  more.

Chosen from hundreds of applicants, the first scholarships recipients  illustrate the great need for that support. “As a Black, Muslim woman, I  believe that my identity is extremely underrepresented in the tech industry,”  notes one of the scholarship recipients. “Finding resources and breaking into  spaces has been difficult given my identity, but it’s opportunities like this  scholarship that encourage me to continue pursuing my passion for a cyber  career.”

“One of the major barriers to a diverse  cyber workforce is the lack of access to academic pathways leading into these  careers,” says Ginger Spitzer, executive director of One In Tech.  “Globally, individuals in marginalized  communities have experienced forms of bias and challenges leading to  under-representation within the workforce, and One In Tech’s scholarships help  counter that by supporting students through the university experience and additional  training opportunities.”

One In Tech is awarding more than 90  scholarships in the second application cycle this October. To learn more and  apply for a scholarship, visit Hear from scholarship recipients and partners about the  impact of these awards in this video.

To support marginalized, underrepresented students in their education  and career pathways through One In Tech’s scholarship program, visit


ISACA® ( is a global community advancing individuals and  organizations in their pursuit of digital trust. For more than 50 years, ISACA  has equipped individuals and enterprises with the knowledge, credentials,  education, training and community to progress their careers, transform their  organizations, and build a more trusted and ethical digital world. ISACA is a  global professional association and learning organization that leverages the  expertise of its more than 165,000 members who work in digital trust fields  such as information security, governance, assurance, risk, privacy and quality.  It has a presence in 188 countries, including 225 chapters worldwide. Through  its foundation One In Tech, ISACA supports IT education and career pathways for  underresourced and underrepresented populations.