By Jeff Murphy, May 7, 2019
Veenapani Veena, right, a graduate student from Computer Information Systems and Analytics at UCM, was one of three recipients of a $2,500 grant from Women in Security-Kansas City. With her are the two other honorees from the Kansas City metro area, Leah Morby, left, and Naomi Hill.
WARRENSBURG, MO – Women in Security – Kansas City recently honored a University of Central Missouri student, Veenapani Veena, from Computer Information Systems and Analytics, as one of the three recipients of a grant designed to inspire and support women at all career levels in Informational Technology (IT).
Veena received a $2,500 financial award on the basis of several criteria that she met by Women in Security – Kansas City. The grant was available to individuals who are pursuing or intending to pursue a degree or certification with a Cybersecurity or Information Security focus, and must be attending or planning to attend courses on campus or online, either full-time or part-time.
The grants fall into three categories: undergraduate, graduate, training center/security coursework/security certifications. The selection committee also considered recommendations from instructors, biographical information, an interview process, and the applicant’s response to a brief, topical essay.
Veena is a graduate student at UCM seeking a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology degree. She received the financial award that is applicable for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Women in Security – Kansas City is an organization promoting women in information security. Its mission is to provide a focus for women in Information Security through peer mentoring, workshops, and networking opportunities.