As a way to introduce the next generation of security professionals to the Black Hat community, we will be awarding complimentary Black Hat USA 2018 Academic Briefings Passes to a limited number of student applicants. Each Academic Pass allows full access to all Briefings on Wednesday, August 8 and Thursday, August 9 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In order to be considered for the Black Hat USA Student Scholarship, each applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Must be at least 18 years old at the time of the event.
- Must be able to provide copy of verifiable proof of full-time academic status at an accredited college or university.
- Must be able to provide copy of valid and current college/university ID card.

Please Note:
- Failure to follow instructions will result is disqualification.
- Students do not need to provide proof of enrollment or additional identification at this time.
- Only students whose applications are chosen for a potential scholarship award will be required to submit further documentation.
- All submissions must be received by Friday, June 29, 2018.

* 1. First Name:

* 2. Last Name:

* 3. Email:

* 4. Have you applied for the Black Hat Student Scholarship before?

* 5. Have you attended a Black Hat event in the past?

* 6. Why do you want attend Black Hat? (100 words)

* 7. What course work, training, and/or experiences have you had that you feel qualify you for a complimentary pass? Be as specific as possible. (250 words)

* 8. What specific research (Briefings, Arsenal tools, Keynotes, etc.) from past Black Hat events do you find especially interesting and WHY? Relating specific Black Hat content back to your course work and/or area of study will increase your chances of being awarded a scholarship. Please cite at least 3 examples. Archives can be found here for reference: