Raytheon Company and the Center for Cyber Safety and Education will offer six new scholarships this year to encourage women to pursue cybersecurity degrees.
“Recent global surveys show young women see fewer opportunities in cyber careers than young men do,” stated Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s Dulles-based Intelligence, Information and Services business, in announcing the initiative. “If we can create a clear path to cybersecurity careers for women, we can help eliminate the serious cyber talent shortage and make our country and the world more secure.”
Funding will come from the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, a charitable trust formed in 2011 by the international nonprofit (ISC)². Three scholarships will go to women entering college, and three to mid-career professionals seeking to expand their skill sets or change career fields. Selected scholarship recipients may receive a paid summer internship in Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services Cybersecurity and Special Missions business.
For more information, including eligibility requirements, go to iamcybersafe.org/scholarships/raytheon-womens-scholarships/