Wireless engineering students win NSA scholarships

Published: Jun 5, 2006 1:42:25 PM
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Mark Kuhr and Jonathan MacDonald, seniors in wireless engineering, have been awarded Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP) scholarships by the National Security Agency. The two will receive the scholarships to pursue master's degrees in software engineering. A third student, Chase Taylor, was selected as the first alternate in the nationwide competition.

The scholarship pays $15,000 annually for two years and is renewable if the students choose to continue on to earn a doctorate. The students perform an internship between their first and second years of the program at the agency they will be assigned to upon their graduation. Kuhr will intern with the Defense Information Systems agency and MacDonald with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. Participants in this program incur a one year service obligation in the civil service for every year or partial year that they receive scholarship funding.