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Cyber Scholarship to Build Multicultural Workforce

August 23, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

Select candidates from diverse backgrounds pursuing a career in cybersecurity could receive academic scholarships that pay half of their tuition, according to an announcement from NYU Tandon School of Engineering and Bridgewater Associates. On 31 August the school will award an initial round of five scholarships to students from underrepresented minority groups enrolled in its Cyber Fellows online master’s degree program. This year five chosen members of the program will receive the new minority scholarship, funded by Bridgewater Associates, but the number of recipients will jump to 25 for next year. “We will welcome our partners – the first Cyber Fellows, industry advisors and New York City – in this unique initiative to quickly scale up the number of technical experts capable of protecting our personal lives, critical infrastructure and national security,” Nasir Memon, NYU professor and associate dean for online learning, said in a press release