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Fogelman College Student Wins Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship

Fogelman College Student Wins Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship

The University of Memphis has been awarded a scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year under the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Scholarship Program, with Vilas Rajanna selected as the recipient.  Mr. Rajanna has a double major in Management Information Systems and Accountancy and expects to receive his Bachelor in Business Administration degree in Spring 2010.  This scholarship includes tuition, required books, select fees, and a stipend.

Judith SimonThis DoD program is sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration, with the National Security Agency administering the program as the Executive Agent.  The Principal Investigator at the University of Memphis is Dr. Judith C. Simon, Co-Director of the Center for Information Assurance and Professor of Management Information Systems.

The National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of Memphis as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, and students at these designated institutions may compete for annual scholarships.  Full-time students (juniors, seniors, and graduate students) with an overall grade point average of 3.0 and a major in a field associated with computer and network security and its management are eligible to apply.  Interested students should contact Dr. Simon ( by October 1 for further information about qualifications and the application process.

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