Cyber Security and Privacy Research Institute awarded $1.15 million from the National Science Foundation

September 26, 2016

The Cyber Security and Privacy Research Institute was awarded a supplement of $1.15 million from the National Science Foundation to their existing $4 million Scholarship for Service grant to pioneer new techniques for creating effective pathways for community college students to a baccalaureate or master’s degree in cyber security at GW and then onward to careers in federal government.  This two-year grant will bring six students from Anne Arundel, Prince Georges, and Northern Virginia Community Colleges to GW under a full scholarship program that will include costs of their sophomore year at the community college, and focus special attention on factors that can help community college students succeed at GW and in the federal government.  Profs. Lance Hoffman, Shelly Heller, and Costis Toregas  lead the program.