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UMUC Receives $25,000 Gift from Deloitte LLP for Student Scholarships

New gift will provide scholarships for UMUC students pursuing graduate degrees in cybersecurity


By Bob Ludwig (bob.ludwig@umuc.edu) |   February 28, 2013

Adelphi, Md.—University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that it has received a $25,000 gift from Deloitte LLP to provide 10 students pursuing a Master of Science degree in either Cybersecurity or Cybersecurity Policy with a $2,500 scholarship for the fall 2013 semester.

Scholarships will be awarded through a donor-sponsored competition that will take this spring, and will be open to UMUC cybersecurity graduate students.

"UMUC is grateful to Deloitte for this generous gift, and for investing and believing in our cybersecurity students," said Javier Miyares, president of UMUC. "Deloitte has been involved in our cybersecurity programs since the beginning, and we are honored to have the company’s continued support."

UMUC launched its bachelor's and master's degrees in cybersecurity in 2010 with direct input from a team of leading experts in the field—including Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Harry D. Raduege, Chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation.

The university’s cybersecurity programs have been designated by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.

"Cybersecurity is an issue that impacts all of our clients, no matter what their mission. We at Deloitte are pleased to have established this relationship with UMUC, an institution that is at the forefront of meeting the cybersecurity education needs of tomorrow," said Amry Junaideen, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP.

About University of Maryland University College
University of Maryland University College (UMUC), headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, is the largest public university in the United States, serving 97,000 students and offering 95 undergraduate and graduate programs online and on-site. In addition, UMUC is one of the largest public providers of online higher education in the nation. UMUC takes pride in its 65-year history of service to the military and currently enrolls an estimated 50,000 military service members, veterans, and their dependents each year. The university offers face-to-face instruction at 20 locations throughout Maryland and educational services in 28 countries and territories and more than 150 locations worldwide, including the Middle East. UMUC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland, an agency of the State of Maryland.