(ISC)² College Scholarship Recipient Inspires Others to Join the Cybersecurity Profession
The (ISC)² Scholarship Programis part of an effort to bridge the cybersecurity workforce gap—which stands at 2.72 million needed professionals—by providing future cybersecurity professionals across the globe with scholarships to prepare them for a rewarding career in this important field.
At the same time, the industry urgently needs more diverse perspectives and fresh talent to tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow. With the scholarships, (ISC)² wants to create more opportunities for historically underrepresented individuals and inspire more young people to pursue a career in cybersecurity.
In 2021,Weijia Yan was awarded an (ISC)² Undergraduate Scholarshipwhich supported her as she finished her senior year at Texas A&M University. Weijia graduated Magna Cum Laude in December 2021, earning a bachelor’s degree in management information systems with a minor in cybersecurity. She is currently working on her master’s in information technology-information security at Carnegie Mellon University.