Capitol Technology University
July 10, 2017
Students chosen for the program receive scholarship funds, paid internships and the possibility of future employment with participating companies and organizations. The program has been described as a “career-launcher” that positions awardees for full-time employment in the security field upon graduation.
Vincent Galletto, Joshua Gidding, Sophia LoSchiavo, and Malcolm Rhett each received between $6,500 and $10,000 in scholarship funds and paid summer internships at Mantech (Gidding, Rhett) and Raytheon (Galletto, LoSchiavo).
“Capitol is honored to have four selectees this year,” said the chair of the university’s cybersecurity program, Dr. William Butler. “Applicants go through a stringent selection process, and to be chosen for the award is a major achievement indeed. NSSP recipients are the best of the best.”
“The NSSP is a unique program in that students get to intern at top contractors for the federal government, their obtain security clearances, which is huge for them, and they get to work side by side with cybersecurity professionals, learning the trade and gaining experience with the profession,” Butler explained. “This launches their careers. Students who have been awarded these scholarships in the past have gone to work for companies like Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed, and Leidos, as well as the National Security Agency.”
Capitol’s president, Dr. Bradford Sims, said the NSSP selections "demonstrate the caliber of Capitol students and show that the university is helping to meet the demand for professionals in technology fields.