What is C2SI?
The Community College Scholarship Initiative (C2SI) is a function of the EC-Council Academia Partner Program that allows U.S. and Canadian Community Colleges and Public School Districts in the EC-Council Academia partner network the opportunity to receive additional scholarships off EC-Council Academia Series resources and other EC-Council ancillaries.
When did C2SI start?
C2SI was enacted on June 1st 2021 following Covid-19 to further support Cybersecurity education and career readiness within Community Colleges.
How to Register:
C2SI is a function of the EC-Council Academia Partner program. Participants may apply as an EC-Council Academia partner. Upon acceptance, eligible partners can write to [email protected] to be added to C2SI.
Participating Community Colleges
Under the EC-Council Academia partner program here are a few of the
participating Community Colleges and Public-School Districts:
Community Colleges and Public-School Districts may apply to become
a part of the EC-Council Academia partner program and participate in the Community College Scholarship Initiative (C2SI)!
Who Can Participate?
Any Community College (Post-Secondary) or Public School District (Secondary) institution in the United States and Canada that is registered under the EC-Council Academia partner program may participate. These institutions must be utilizing Academia Series resources within for-credit, degree granting course(s) to be eligible to take advantage of C2SI scholarships. C2SI is NOT available for non-credit programs offered to the public (including boot camps), and only caters to courses and programs within an Associate’s degree program or K-12 program within a Community College or Public School District.
Why Was C2SI Developed?
Why was this program developed? EC-Council’s Academic division strongly believes that Community Colleges in the U.S. and Canada play a vital role within the higher education system. EC-Council is passionate about supporting Cybersecurity programs catering to underserved communities, low-income students, students of color, budget limitations, and other circumstances. In result, C2SI was developed to further support Community Colleges students with affordable pathways to EC-Council certifications and learning resources with scholarships on eCourseware, lab ranges, and additional eLearning bundles.