Three students earn cyber scholarships from DOD

Three UNG students will have their education paid for plus an internship and a guaranteed job upon graduation thanks to the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship program.

“UNG received three, which speaks highly of our program,” said Dr. Bryson Payne, professor of computer science in the Mike Cottrell College of Business and director of the Center for Cyber Operations Education at UNG.

Because of the National Security Agency’s security requirements, the recipients’ names are not released. Payne was allowed to release general facts about the scholars. They are:

  • A junior pursuing a cybersecurity degree with a minor in business administration.
  • A junior pursuing a computer science degree with a minor in cybersecurity.
  • A senior pursuing a computer science degree with a minor in cybersecurity.

“The two juniors are new scholars and one of them is our first Latina recipient,” Payne said. “One returning senior received the scholarship last year, which was renewed for this year.”