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ECE Junior wins 2-year fellowship in Information Assurance

August 24, 2009

Ryan Whelan, a Junior in ECE, has been awarded a NSF Scholarship for Service Fellowship.  Designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure, this scholarship is administered through Northeastern's Institute for Information Assurance.

The CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development. The Scholarship Track provides funding to award scholarships to students in cybersecurity. In return for their scholarships, recipients will work after graduation for a Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government organization in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship. The Capacity Track seeks innovative proposals leading to an increase in the ability of the United States higher education enterprise to produce cybersecurity professionals.