Calling All Female Students: Exabeam Announces Third Annual Cybersecurity Scholarship Program


FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exabeam, the leader in next-generation SIEM and XDR, today announced its third annual Exabeam Cybersecurity Scholarship Program. This year’s program is sponsored by the Exabeam women’s organization, ExaGals, and designed to support two women currently enrolled in an undergraduate program studying cybersecurity, computer science or a related field. The first-place winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship and a paid summer internship in the department of their choice at Exabeam, and the runner-up will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

The scholarship program also supports the value-based initiatives of Exabeam, Exabeam Cares and the Exabeam CommUNITY Council, which invests in various philanthropic efforts focused on education, diversity and inclusion.

“Women are still underrepresented in the cybersecurity workforce. Through our internal efforts, we directly see the benefits of increasing mentorship and growth opportunities for women and people of all backgrounds. We want everyone to feel welcome in cybersecurity,” said Gianna Driver, Human Resources Director at Exabeam. “This year’s scholarship program helps raise awareness that there are many exciting jobs in cybersecurity. Currently in the United States, 600,000 jobs go unfilled each year in our industry, putting an alarming number of organizations at risk. Ultimately, we need more women to help defend American organizations that are increasingly susceptible to cyber attacks.

Recent reports have revealed that women make up only 24% of the cybersecurity workforce. This gender gap and fear of not fitting in are often the most common reasons why women do not pursue careers in cybersecurity. Exabeam hopes to bridge the gap by supporting the next generation of talent and this year the company is working to give women greater exposure to the vast opportunities in cybersecurity.

To participate, applicants must submit their transcripts along with a 5-minute video between May 26 and July 31, 2022. Instructions can be found on the scholarship webpage.

The video should cover the following:

  • What inspired you to submit an application for this scholarship?

  • What – or who – inspired you to pursue a career in cybersecurity?

  • Why is it important for the cybersecurity industry to recruit more women?

  • Describe any contributions you have made to cybersecurity or any other field, i.e. volunteer work, personal stories, and any other relevant hobbies or extracurricular activities – and what they mean to you .

  • Tell us why you are the best candidate to receive this scholarship/remote internship.

Potential winners will be selected based on academic achievement, contributions, video clarity, and answering Exabeam’s value-based questions.

The Exabeam Cybersecurity Scholarship Program 2022 is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who identify as female, are 16 years of age or older at the time of application, and are currently enrolled (or have been accepted for enrolment) at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (e.g., college or university) with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. To learn more, visit

About Exabeam

Exabeam is a global cybersecurity leader that adds intelligence to every IT and security stack. A leader in next-generation SIEM and XDR, Exabeam is reinventing the way security teams use analytics and automation to solve threat detection, investigation, and response (TDIR), security threats common to the most difficult to identify critical ones. Exabeam offers a complete cloud-based solution that leverages machine learning and automation using a prescriptive and results-based approach to TDIR. We design and manufacture products to help security teams detect external threats, compromised users, and malicious adversaries, minimize false positives, and best protect their organizations. For more information, visit

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