JBU boosts cybersecurity program with $65M Walton grant – Talk Business & Politics

January 10, 2024
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JBU has received a $6.5 million grant from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation to accelerate the growth of its cybersecurity program. The money will be used to establish an endowment, funding student scholarships, technology, and faculty support. JBU is the only university in Northwest Arkansas to offer a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity, and the program has experienced significant growth since its establishment in 2020. The grant will help JBU meet the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals in Arkansas. JBU also offers MBA and M.S. programs in cybersecurity, as well as an accelerated master’s program. The $6.5 million grant is the second-largest gift to JBU’s Steadfast Faith capital campaign, which aims to raise $100 million for academic programs, construction projects, scholarships, and operations.

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