Two UAH students selected for prestigious Information Assurance scholarship

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One student each from the Colleges of Business and Engineering at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has been awarded a prestigious Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Scholarship: Jessica Eason, who is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Cybersecurity – Business Track, and Victoria Van, who is working toward her Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

“The Information Assurance Scholarship program is extremely competitive, so to have two winner from UAH is a testament to the quality of UAH’s students,” says Dr. Tommy Morris, director of UAH’s Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education. “We are very proud of Jessica and Victoria. We hope they are the first of many to receive this scholarship.”

As recipients of the two-year scholarship, Eason and Van will both receive full tuition and fees, a cost of living stipend of $22,500 for undergraduates and $30,000 for graduate students per year, a book allowance, a laptop computer, travel expenses to a conference, and a DoD summer internship. The pair has also already been selected for post-graduation employment at a DoD agency: Eason will work for the U.S. Army’s Chief of Staff G-6 Office in Fort Meade, Md., while Van will work for the U.S. Army’s Cyber Protection Brigade in Fort Gordon, Ga.


Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education