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CrowdStrike Foundation Announces NextGen Scholarship Recipients for Academic Year 2018 – 2019


The CrowdStrike Foundation, a nonprofit that funds scholarships,
research and provides pro bono security software protection, today
announced the recipients of its NextGen Scholarship awards for academic
year 2018 – 2019. The four scholarship recipients were chosen from
numerous outstanding applicants studying cybersecurity and/or AI at the
graduate and undergraduate level at a range of universities across the
United States.

The recipients of the NextGen scholarships for academic year 2018 – 2019

  • Maggie Engler, graduate student at Stanford University
  • Louis Giardina, graduate student at Virginia Tech University
  • George Hasseltine, graduate student at Brown University
  • Nicole Krantz, undergraduate student at George Mason University

"The recipients of the NextGen Scholarship awards demonstrated both an
excellent academic record and a strong passion for a career in
cybersecurity or AI," said Dmitri Alperovitch, president of the
CrowdStrike Foundation and co-founder and chief technology officer of
CrowdStrike. "The growing sophistication of adversaries intent on
disruption, destruction and espionage is creating a huge demand for the
best possible talent in cybersecurity to combat these threats, and the
CrowdStrike Foundation is pleased to step up in supporting new talent
with our NextGen Scholarship program."

The CrowdStrike Foundation was established last year, and this is the
inaugural round of its NextGen Scholarship awards for graduate and
undergraduate students. The foundation will continue to support the next
generation of talent and leadership in cybersecurity and AI and award
scholarships through its NextGen Scholarship Program in upcoming years.

"The CrowdStrike Foundation underscores its commitment to the next
generation of talent in cybersecurity with our NextGen Scholarship
Program," said George Kurtz, chairman of the board of the CrowdStrike
Foundation and co-founder and chief executive officer of CrowdStrike. "I
congratulate the men and women selected in the inaugural round of
NextGen Scholarships and look forward to the CrowdStrike Foundation
supporting more and more university students pursuing studies and
careers in cybersecurity."

About the CrowdStrike Foundation

CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint
protection established the CrowdStrike Foundation to nurture and develop
the next generation of talent and research in cybersecurity and
artificial intelligence (AI). The CrowdStrike Foundation, a tax-exempt
501(c)(3) nonprofit, funds scholarships and research, provides pro bono
security software protection, and supports communities across the globe.
Major programs of the CrowdStrike Foundation include:

  • NextGen Scholarship Program for undergraduate and graduate students
    studying cybersecurity and/or AI
  • Funding research at universities with leading cybersecurity and/or AI
  • Pro bono security software protection for nonprofit/nongovernmental
  • Support for communities through philanthropy, volunteering, and other

More information on the CrowdStrike Foundation's programs can be
accessed on the foundation's

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