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This 12 months, The New York Metropolis Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NYCHCC) has partnered with Fordham College’s Heart for Cybersecurity to offer annual scholarships to college students considering receiving a Grasp of Science in Cybersecurity. The scholarships complete near $80,000 in a singular 12 months.
Two scholarships have already been awarded, and the NYCHCC and Fordham College shall be actively looking for candidates for the 2021-2022 tutorial 12 months in early 2021.
Eileen Guzzo, a NYCHCC board member and principal of Donnelly & Moore Corp., which makes a speciality of IT consulting and staffing, stated the thought was borne of a want to foster and increase variety.
“My aim was to develop seminars throughout the neighborhood to assist small companies to implement Cybersecurity and use it to their benefit,” Guzzo stated. “I reached out to Fordham, though I didn’t know anybody there, and secured an unbelievable venue for our seminars.”
College students additionally don’t want further expertise so as to apply for the scholarship. Undergraduates in fields starting from psychology and schooling to legislation enforcement gravitate to this system. In line with Guzzo,”There are three scholarship alternatives obtainable: two that complete roughly $21,000 every, and one with a worth of greater than $41,000.”
As of lately, two such scholarships have been awarded. The primary one to Iris Amaya from the Bronx, who had a 4-year IT diploma. By way of this scholarship Amaya was capable of obtain further funding.
“It fully modified her life,” Guzzo stated. “This scholarship represented the perfect alternative for me to take my undergraduate diploma in IT and transfer it to the following stage,Cybersecurity is a burgeoning area and now, armed with this diploma, I can transfer ahead and make an actual contribution to the enterprise neighborhood as I apply my expertise to an employer.”