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National Security Education Program

The Hume Center has a commitment to educating future leaders of the national security community. The National Security Education Program (NSEP) represents our chief set of activities in engaging and preparing students for careers in the national security field, open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in national security.

NSEP is made up of the Hume IC CAE Research Fellowship Program, the Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Associates program, Experiential Learning programs, and scholarships and fellowships.

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    Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Associates Program

    IC CAE Associates have access to all the speakers and workshops we have and can list the IC CAE on their resumes and online applications which will be a significant help in getting positions. Through this program we can help make the contacts between students and agencies, national labs and private companies involved in national security work.

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    Hume IC CAE Research Fellowship Program

    Hume IC CAE Research Fellowship Program is a scholarship and fellowship program for students involved in the National Security Education Program (NSEP). The Hume Center's NSEP offers an annual scholarship and fellowship program for students interested in careers in the national security sector, both in industry and government service.

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    Experiential Learning

    The core mission of the Hume Center is student-focused; we strive to give students the hands-on experience that best equips them for their future careers in technology and national security.

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    Electronic Warfare Scholarship

    The Capitol Club Chapter of the Association of Old Crows provides scholarship awards to Virginia Tech students for potential careers in electronic defense and warfare. A scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded annually.

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    Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program

    The DoD Cyber Scholarship Program guarantees a full-time position at the Department of Defense and covers full cost of tuition, books, required fees, a laptop, a stipend to cover room and board for qualifying students interested in cyber security.

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    Annual National Security Colloquium

    The Annual National Security Colloquium is a allows students from across the university to interact with leaders from the intelligence community, beginning with a student research poster session and keynote, and continuing on the second day with speakers, networking sessions, a career panel, and small group sessions with subject matter experts.