Raytheon and the (ISC)2 nonprofit organization’s Center for Cyber Safety and Education have selected two female college students for educational grants of up to $10,000 each and paid cybersecurity internships at the company.
Nicole Krantz, an incoming freshman at George Mason University this fall, and Catherine McLean, a third-year computer science student at Northeastern University, will receive the scholarship funds as part of Raytheon’s Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarship, the company said Friday.
“This scholarship aims to attract and develop more young women in cybersecurity, and give them the opportunity to make an impact,” noted Jack Harrington, Raytheon vice president of cybersecurity and special missions.
CCSE administers the program for Raytheon in an effort to help the company address a gender gap in the cybersecurity field.
“With this partnership, the CCSE and Raytheon are actively supporting women who are focused on information security and giving them the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience,” said Center Director Patrick Craven.
(ISC)2 established the center with the intent to help increase cybersecurity awareness among teachers, students, parents and the general public.