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The Kudla Fellows program is a prestigious and competitive graduate fellowship program established through the generosity of UTSA alumni Frank, ’85 and Nancy Kudla, MBA ’87 through their Kudla Family Foundation. The program supports graduate student research and education in cyber security.

Kudla Fellowship Benefits

  • Access state-of-the-art cyber security research laboratories
  • Collaborate with world-class cyber security researchers during a paid graduate research assistantship
  • Receive up to $12,000 per year toward your program tuition and fees
  • Kudla Fellows are highly sought after by employers

Requirements/Eligibility

To qualify for a Kudla Fellowship, you must be a UTSA Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), Cyber Security concentration student and meet the additional criteria below.

  • During your fellowship you must commit to the following conditions through the fall, spring and summer semesters:
    • Maintain full-time student status
    • Complete a paid 19 hours/week graduate research assistantship
  • U.S. citizen

View Fellowship on UTSA Scholarship Hub

About Our Fellowship Benefactors

Longstanding supporters of UTSA, the Kudlas own FNK Ventures, LLC, a commercial real estate ownership and management company. In 1989 they founded dNovusRDI, a government contracting company that specialized in providing high-end information technology services and solutions. They sold the company in 2008. Today, they continue their work as entrepreneurs, promoting San Antonio’s considerable cyber security resources to leverage the city as a national leader in the cyber security industry.

Nancy, one of the first women to graduate from the United States Air Force Academy, is co-chair of UTSA’s Campaign Leadership Council and serves on the boards of the college’s Advisory Council and the Cyber & Analytics Advisory Board. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Incarnate Word. Frank sits on the University of the Incarnate Word Development Board as well as works with the Catholic Community Foundation and the Catholic Fraternity Fund.

In recognition of their support to the college’s cyber security programs, the Carlos Alvarez College of Business dedicated the Kudla Foundation Research Laboratory in their name in UTSA’s North Paseo Building.

Kudla Fellows

2021-2022

Daniel Bringhurst

2020-2021

Kendal Hasson

2019-2020

Anh Phan

2018-2019

Edward Dunn
Jeff Knapp
John Newsom

2017-2018

Gary Muller
Nicholas Mata

2016-2017

Margaret Bole
Catherine Telles

2015-2016

Justin Ibarra
Richard McCaslin

2013-2015

Michele Maasberg

Edward Dunn
Edward Dunn

2018-2019 Kudla Fellow

Edward Dunn
John Newsom
John Newsom

2018-2019 Kudla Fellow

John Newsom
Margaret Bole
Margaret Bole

2016-2017 Kudla Fellow

Margaret Bole
Justin Ibarra
Justin Ibarra

2015-2016 Kudla Fellow

Justin Ibarra
Richard McCaslin
Richard McCaslin

2015-2016 Kudla Fellow

Richard McCaslin
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