School of Computer and Cyber Sciences Receives National Security Agency Grant

Augusta University’s School of Computer and Cyber Sciences has received a grant from the National Security Agency (NSA).

The NSA awarded a grant to the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences in the amount of $536,537 to award scholarships to nine students who have been named part of the Department of Defense Cyber Security Scholarship Program (DoD CySP). The Department of Defense awards only 50 scholarships per year nationwide.

The purpose of the Cybersecurity Scholarship Program is to increase the number of qualified students entering the fields of information assurance, information technology and cybersecurity to meet the DOD’s increasing dependence on cybersecurity for warfighting and the security of its information infrastructure.

“Winning this highly competitive award shows that the quality of our undergraduate program is receiving increasing national recognition,” said Alexander Schwarzmann, Dean of the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree program in cybersecurity or the first or second year of a master’s degree program in information security management. Applicants must also be an enrolled student at a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) designated institution.

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Haley Bourne is the Communications and Marketing Specialist for the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences and the Cyber Institute at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-1001 or hbourne@augusta.edu.

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