August 10. 2016
When students studying cybersecurity return to Capitol Technology University in Maryland this fall, cash scholarships donated by a former adjunct professor will aid at least two of them.
Nischit Vaidya, president and CEO of Argotis, is driven by a love of education and a desire to give back to his community. The new scholarship program—created in his parents' names—accomplishes that quest and provides a legacy honoring his parents, who endured years of hard work and worry to see their son succeed, he says. “For me, the biggest thing is my mom and dad.”
Education wasn’t always Vaidya’s strong suit, he says. He struggled through high school and early college years, barely graduating from both. “I really struggled, but finally found my way and now I want to give back,” says Vaidya, who leads the Maryland-based technology company he cofounded with a longtime friend.