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
To be eligible for the Kudla Endowed Fellowship in Cybersecurity, applicants must be
- A U.S. citizen
- A student in the UTSA Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), Cyber Security Concentration program
- Prospective students who have started an application to the MSIT, Cyber Security Concentration program, and who have an authenticated student abc123, may apply for the fellowship during the application process.
- Maintain full-time student status while in the program
- Commit to a year-round (fall, spring and summer semester) paid Graduate Research Assistantship
- Kudla Fellows may not engage in outside employment during their fellowship, to ensure maximum success and engagement in their academic studies and Graduate Research Assistantship.
As part of the application process, you will need to provide the following
- Application cover letter
- Resume or CV
- Personal essay (maximum 1,500 words) to answer the following:
- Discuss your career aspirations and research interests relative to cybersecurity.
- How have you and/or how might you help others in the future with your knowledge and reputation in cybersecurity?
- The name of the university, program and GPA for all prior undergraduate and graduate degrees
- Spring Term: Dec. 1 (Apply Now)
- Summer Term: April 15
- Fall Term: July 15
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About Our Fellowship Benefactors
Longstanding supporters and alumni of UTSA, the Kudlas established dNovusRDI in 1989, a company that specialized in providing high-end information technology services and solutions to government agencies. Growing the company to over 350 employees nationwide, they successfully sold dNovusRDI in 2008. Today, they continue their work as entrepreneurs through FNK Ventures, LLC, a commercial real estate ownership and management company.
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. Frank sits on the boards for the Catholic Community Foundation and the Catholic Fraternity Fund. Philanthropic leaders in the community, the Kudlas actively promote San Antonio’s considerable cybersecurity resources to leverage the city as a national leader in the cybersecurity industry and in the education of cybersecurity professionals, particularly women and minorities.
In recognition of their support to the college’s cybersecurity programs, the Carlos Alvarez College of Business dedicated the Kudla Foundation Research Laboratory in their name in UTSA’s North Paseo Building.