Glenn Dietrich, professor of information systems and cyber security in the UTSA College of Business, was awarded $771,220 from the Department of Defense to fund three cyber security scholarship programs within the College of Business.
The first program will provide six scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students studying cyber security at UTSA. Recipients receive tuition, fees, a book allowance, a laptop computer, a trip to a security conference and a stipend. Following completion of their degree, students are required to work for a Department of Defense agency one year for every year that they receive the scholarship award.
Additional funding has been set aside to provide tuition, fees, book allowance and a laptop for members of any reserve or National Guard component who enroll in UTSA cyber security programs.
Finally, the grant will continue programming developed by Dietrich to train wounded warriors in cyber security and project management.
“We have been working with the Marines at Camp Pendleton and Wounded Warriors personnel at Fort Sam Houston,” said Dietrich. “We conduct classes in cyber security and project management. This grant will allow us to continue this program and possibly expand to other bases as well.”
In the last three years the college has received over $2 million in funding from the Department of Defense.
“The work that myself and Project Coordinator CJ Jaquez are doing is good for the reputation of UTSA,” said Dietrich.