Thirteen women across the country were awarded SWSIS scholarships for their work in cybersecurity. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide assistance to women at the formative stages of their careers in these fields.
Sara Stehlik was the first recipient of the PrinSWSIS scholarship, awarded to a woman aspiring to work in computer security, and by her mere existence, challenging the stereotype of a cyber security professional and helping redefine what it means to be a princess.
Peggy Sue Mathis was the recipient of this year’s Rebecca Gurley Bace SWSIS Scholarship, meant to honor the memory of Becky Bace by selecting a scholarship recipient who shows her ability to mentor, create community, and bring groups together.
Congratulations to all the 2020 recipients:
Elizabeth Anne Cerrone, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Jennie Elizabeth Christensen, University of California-Santa Barbara
Julianne Cox, Volunteer State Community College
Meron Kebede, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Swathi Krithivasan, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Morgan Livingston, University of California-Berkeley
Angela Ma, University of Maryland, College Park
Peggy Sue Mathis, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Sara Elizabeth Robinson-Camarena, Cochise College
Sarah Lynn Sha, Indiana University-Bloomington
Annette Stawsky, Cornell University
Sara Stehlik, Dakota State University
Samra Vithlani, University of Southern California