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MBA Students Receive Virginia's First Cybersecurity Scholarships

by Karen Doss Bowman

Josh Fitzpatrick and Toby Whitesell

SUMMARY: Two MBA students are among the first recipients of Virginia's Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship.

JMU graduate students Toby Whitesell and Josh Fitzpatrick, both enrolled in the Information Security MBA Program, are recipients of Virginia’s inaugural Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship. Established by the legislature last year, the award provides up to $20,000 in tuition assistance to full-time students pursuing cybersecurity degrees in exchange for one year of public service per scholarship. They are among 25 graduate and undergraduate students from seven different institutions. 

“At a time when Virginia is home to 36,000 open jobs in the cybersecurity sector, we must do everything we can to encourage students to enter this growing industry,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “I congratulate this group of students for pursuing cutting-edge careers in cybersecurity and their commitment to serving our great Commonwealth. Through their dedication, we are ensuring that Virginia will have the talent necessary to fight cyber-crime, as well as strengthen and diversify the new Virginia economy.”

Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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