The Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce has donated a $450 scholarship to a Western Washington University student for the 2018-2019 school year.
The scholarship will go to a student within the university’s bachelor's degree program in Computer & Information Systems Security (CISS) offered in Poulsbo.
“The Chamber recognizes that cyber threats are a universal problem for every business in Poulsbo and applauds Western Washington University’s efforts to protect everyone from cyber attacks,” said Ben Rogers, financial adviser at Northwestern Mutual. Rogers is one of the chamber’s directors.
In July 2017, the chamber hosted its annual golf tournament at White Horse Golf Club. The tournament is an annual fundraiser to support the chamber’s mission to promote and support the growth of Poulsbo’s small business community. In alignment with that mission, a portion of the funds raised at the tournament will support the scholarship, Rogers said.
Western’s CISS degree prepares students for administrative and technical fields involved in protecting computer systems, programs and digital information from cyber threats and exploitation.
The CISS program is available in Bellingham and Poulsbo in state-of-the-art training facilities. More information about the program is available at https://ee.wwu.edu/degree-programs/bachelor-science-computer-and-information-systems-security.