English French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish

MICUA Matters Newsletter

I-Fund Celebrates 32 NSSP Scholars, a Record Number

On June 21, 2018, the Independent College Fund of Maryland (I-Fund) celebrated thirty-two students chosen by the National Security Scholars Program (NSSP) to be 2018 NSSP Scholars. Each NSSP Scholar received a $5,500 scholarship to attend an I-Fund member college or university, a Top Secret/Security Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance, and a paid summer internship at the National Security Agency (NSA) or one of nine corporate NSSP Partners: Booz Allen Hamilton, Fuse Engineering, Geon Technologies, Leidos, Lockheed Martin, ManTech, Northrup Grumman, Raytheon, and Tech USA Government Solutions.

Fall 2018

On June 21, 2018, the Independent College Fund of Maryland (I-Fund) celebrated thirty-two students chosen by the National Security Scholars Program (NSSP) to be 2018 NSSP Scholars. Each NSSP Scholar received a $5,500 scholarship to attend an I-Fund member college or university, a Top Secret/Security Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance, and a paid summer internship at the National Security Agency (NSA) or one of nine corporate NSSP Partners: Booz Allen Hamilton, Fuse Engineering, Geon Technologies, Leidos, Lockheed Martin, ManTech, Northrup Grumman, Raytheon, and Tech USA Government Solutions.

The celebratory banquet, sponsored by I-Fund Corporate Partner Booz Allen Hamilton, was attended by representatives from the nine Corporate Partners, the NSA, the I-Fund, and NSSP Scholars.

Booz Allen Hamilton Executive Vice President, James Allen, was the keynote speaker at the event. Allen is the Client Service Officer for the Cyber Account, which supports the National Security Agency; Cyber Command; and Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps Cyber elements. Allen has more than 36 years of experience leading or supporting cyber and intelligence missions in the U.S. and abroad, including working as the Deputy Director for Analysis and Production at NSA and serving in the United States Navy. Dr. Elliot Hirshman, President of Stevenson University, also provided remarks during the ceremony and introduced the NSSP Scholars.

Now entering its 21st year, the NSSP has awarded $3.4 million in scholarships to more than 300 students attending I-Fund member colleges or universities. Through the NSSP, the I-Fund helps meet the critical and increasing need for qualified, security-cleared agents to support the intelligence and defense industry in Maryland and the nation.

The NSSP is one of several scholarship programs supported by the I-Fund. The mission of the I-Fund is to provide college access, choice, and opportunities by raising funds—principally from businesses and foundations—to provide scholarships and grants to students attending I-Fund member institutions. MICUA serves as the Resident Agent of the I-Fund and manages the administrative, fiscal, technical, and programmatic operations of the Foundation.

1
2
6
4
3
7
5