ISSA Des Moines DEFCON Scholarship Program

This year we provided funding for 2 scholarships to Women in Security and Privacy to send young women to DEFCON.

We are pleased to announce that we will also be providing up to 3 DEFCON scholarships to selected Chapter members. Each scholarship will be for $900 to cover ticket price, travel, and accommodations.  Recipients will receive the funds prior to the conference and will be responsible for purchasing the ticket and booking their own travel and accommodations.

Application requirements:

  • Must be an ISSA Des Moines Chapter member
  • Have not attended DEFCON in the past
  • Do not have an employer willing to fund attendance for this conference
  • Submit a short essay application

If interested, please email your essay application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The essay should provide background about you, your professional goals, and how attending the conference will help you personally and professionally.

Please have your application submitted no later than June 15th.  Recipients will be announced at the June 24th monthly chapter meeting.

Thank you and good luck!

ISSA Des Moines Board