Black Tech Alabama Presents: Serving Knowledge - CyberSecurity
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About the Event
Chelsea Pierre: Is the founder and creator of Blerds Leading Technology she is certified in Cybersecurity and has security clearance at the highest level with the United States Government. She is currently employed at Jacobs, a leader in the technology field.
Dr. Susan Vrbsky and Dr. Travis Atkins: The University of Alabama will provide scholarships through a national program aimed at recruiting the next generation of cyber security professionals interested in government service.
UA received a five-year $3.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships to UA students interested in pursuing government careers in cyber security. The scholarships are offered through the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service, SFS, which is supported by the NSF and the Department of Homeland Security. UA’s program is called SFS@BAMA.
The program provides a full-tuition scholarship along with a stipend – $25,000 annually for undergraduate students and $34,000 annually for graduate students – along with an allowance for books, certifications and professional travel.