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Hume Center Announces 2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients

Jul 12, 2017

The Hume Center is pleased to announce that more students than ever before will be receiving scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. Through its SAIC National Security Education Program (NSEP), the Hume Center administers five different types of scholarships for Virginia Tech students interested in careers in national security fields. These scholarships are sponsored by the generous endowment provided by Ted and Karyn Hume, as well as gifts and grants from our industry partners SAIC, CACI, our other Academic Affiliates Program partners, the Association of Old Crows, the Hewlett Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.

  • The Intelligence Community Scholars (IC Scholars) program awards scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students ranging from $1500 to $4000. This scholarship is open to students from any major who are interested in careers in the national security sector. This year the IC Scholars program has awarded funding to 52 students, more than doubling the number of scholarships granted in 2016. Majors represented in this year’s cohort include computer engineering, international studies, electrical engineering, economics, geography, computer science, national security and foreign affairs, English, Russian, mathematics, and more.
  • Hume Graduate Recruiting Fellowships are awarded to incoming engineering graduate students who are interested in pursuing research in fields relevant to national security. Six new Virginia Tech students have been awarded these fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year. These students will have the opportunity to present their research at the National Security Education Program Colloquium in April 2018.
  • The Electronic Warfare Scholarship is awarded each year to one graduate student and one undergraduate student. This scholarship is sponsored by the Capitol Club Chapter of the Association of Old Crows to help prepare Virginia Tech students for careers at the convergence of cyber and electronic warfare.
  • The Cybercorps Scholarship for Service is a program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, this generous scholarship is open to undergraduate students majoring in Computer ScienceElectrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering. Four students from Virginia Tech have been selected for the 2017-2018 Cybercorps scholarship.
  • The CyberLeaders program, sponsored by the Hewlett foundation, is open to any student who is interested in cybersecurity, whether from a policy and regulation standpoint or from an engineering standpoint. Nine students have been accepted into the 2017-2018 cohort. Each will take tailored courses throughout the academic year and receive a $5000 scholarship to spend the Spring 2018 semester studying and conducting research in the National Capital Region.

The Hume Center’s National Security Education Program (NSEP) includes numerous opportunities for students interested in national security to enhance their academic careers through scholarships, career mentorship, and experiential learning in our research labs. Visit the NSEP webpage to learn more.