SAINTCON Conference Scholarship Program

We know that there are always several people who can benefit for what we do at SAINTCON, but are otherwise unable to attend due to the costs involved in purchasing a ticket.  For this specific purpose we have created a Scholarship Program to assist the best and brightest “hackers” to attend this incredible event.  We are proud to once again be able to offer a record number of scholarships to attend SAINTCON 2022.

The Scholarship program is not intended to provide or grant “groups” to attend.  All submissions are graded and awarded independently and may not be applied to an entire group.  If you have a student or other group who you would like us to consider for free attendance, please contact us to discuss the situation.

ELIGIBILITY

To ensure that scholarships are awarded to individuals who can benefit from them the most, the following eligibility requirements apply:

  • Applicants must be at least 14 years old.
  • Applicants under 18 years old must be accompanied by a adult attendee who is not dependent on a scholarship to attend.
  • Applicants must not be currently employed by a company who might otherwise pay for entry to the conference.
  • Applicants must submit an essay as outlined below.

ESSAY DETAILS

All applicants are required to submit an essay of no more than 2000 words illustrating how a scholarship to SAINTCON would benefit them. Applicants are encouraged to be creative, but all information in the essay must be truthful and reflective of the applicant’s own circumstances. We encourage you to discuss your goals, future plans, and how you might contribute to the security community.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

The following information will be required on the Scholarship Submission Form.

  • First Name, Last Name
  • Age as of October 24, 2022
    • If under 18, the name of a registered adult chaperone.
  • Gender Identity
  • Contact Email Address for scholarship correspondence.
  • Your up-to 2000 word essay

Opens July 15, 2022

What is included in the Scholarship Award?

The scholarship includes a Free Pass to the conference, and includes conference-provided lunches and snacks.

What is NOT included in the Scholarship Award?

The scholarship does NOT include costs for travel, hotel, additional meals, and any other expense incurred by the awardee.

Award process and notification

All submissions are reviewed by a panel made up of security professionals and are ranked using several factors.  The top submissions are selected for award and notifications about the outcome of the scholarship process are sent to the registered email address.  Scholarship award emails will contain a Registration Code allowing for free registration.

Incomplete applications, or applications determined by the panel to not meet the eligibility requirements are disqualified.   Disqualified applications can be re-submitted with corrected information and may be awarded if scholarship seats still remain available.

As a Disclaimer, SAINTCON reserves the right to award scholarships based on criteria set forth by the conference committee. We are committed to fairness, but as security professionals we understand that there is truly no possible way to ensure a completely perfect award process without introducing many levels of complexity which take valuable time and resources. Not sure this disclaimer is even necessary, but it’s here just in case.

Terms and Conditions

Applicants who receive an award, must register within seven (7) days of award notification, otherwise their seat may be re-assigned to the next eligible scholarship applicant.

All scholarship tickets are non-transferable and must be used by the awarded applicant. 

If an awardee is no longer able to attend, they must notify SAINTCON registration as soon as they make that determination to that it can be allocated to another applicant.