Capitol College students clinch rare Department of Defense scholarships

For the second year in a row, students from Capitol College were awarded scholarships under the U.S. Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program. The program is sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration, and administered by the National Security Agency.

Kimberly Johnson and Jennifer Duryea were recognized for their outstanding leadership and dedication with these rare and competitive scholarships. So far this year, 32 new scholarships and 40 continuing scholarships have been awarded nationwide. Included in Duryea’s and Johnson’s scholarship package are internships with the Department of Defense.

“I congratulate Kimberly and Jennifer on this outstanding accomplishment,” said Dr. Michael Wood, president of the college. “Having two of our students receive this scholarship, for the second year in a row, speaks to the excellence and success of our students, the knowledge, skills and mentoring activities of our faculty, and the wisdom of our academic leadership team.”

The highly selective program will help to enlarge the pool of information assurance professionals who will work to insure the security of the government’s information assurance infrastructure.

“These scholarship recipients represent the quality of students we have studying here,” said Capitol’s Vice President of Academic Affairs and CAO, Vic Maconachy. “To have two more Capitol students receive the DoD IASP honor is phenomenal.”

Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to engineering, computer science, information technology and business. Founded in 1927, Capitol is an accredited institution offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as professional development training and certificates, and partnerships with government and industry. Capitol is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. The college is located in Laurel, Md., a suburban setting midway between Washington, DC and Baltimore. Capitol and is committed to providing a quality education that is technology-driven, accessible, affordable and practical especially during these challenging economic times.

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