Ten students enrolled in Louisiana Tech University’s Computer Science and Cyber Engineering programs have pledged to devote at least two years of their careers to helping the United States government combat cyber terrorism and improve cyber defense mechanisms.
Jonah Fitzgerald, Solomon Loche, Nikolas Morgan, Mary Nations, Timothy Oliver, Alexander Petty, Carter Ray, Brianna Stewart, Seth Warren, and Alana Williams received CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service awards, which include tuition, cost-of-living stipends, health insurance, professional development reimbursements, and book allowances, as well as the opportunity to participate in cybersecurity-related internships.
The CyberCorps® SFS is a unique program designed to recruit and train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. This program provides scholarships for up to three years of support for outstanding students who make a commitment to a career in cybersecurity. In exchange, recipients agree to work in a cybersecurity-related field for the U.S. government for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.