The four recipients of the Summer 2018 CyberWarrior scholarships include two Army veterans, an Air Force veteran and a Navy veteran.
“We are honored to welcome a new generation of cybersecurity professionals who will help our nation meet the challenges of the future,” said Lynn Dugle, Engility chairman, president and CEO. “By selecting veterans as scholarship recipients, we tap the passion, experience and desire to serve our country embodied by our men and women in uniform, and we equip them for a career in a critical-need, high-demand field.”
The CyberWarrior summer 2018 class includes:
- Jonathan J. Cervantes, an Army veteran from Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Clint J. Lovell, an Army veteran living in Kaiserslautern, Germany
- Maria M. Mena, an Air Force veteran from Nashua, New Hampshire
- Davide Giovanni Zampieri, a Navy veteran from Baltimore, Maryland
The winners were honored at a Aug. 21 presentation ceremony at the TechNet Augusta conference.
The scholarship program provides military veterans with career development opportunities, training and certifications in cybersecurity.
“With national security concerns at an all-time high, we need to equip these worthy candidates with the tools they need to enter the cybersecurity workforce as quickly as possible,” said Patrick Craven, the director of the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. “We applaud these men and women for the hard work they’ve done to get here and are proud to assist them along their journey.”
The CyberWarrior scholarships are awarded twice a year.
The next four scholarships will be awarded later this year to veterans honorably discharged as of Oct. 26, 2018, or currently serving in the National Guard or Reserves. Applicants may apply through Sept. 24, on the Engility website.