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Taylor Scala receives $10,000 scholarship from Security Industry Association

Taylor Scala, class of 2023, balances the best of both worlds as a Lynn University softball player and student in the cybersecurity program. Described as a sensible team leader by her coach, she applied skills from the field to her internship at AXIS Communications.

As a team player, Scala exceptionally articulated the knowledge and coding for an inventory system at AXIS. Executives were so impressed with her work that they offered her the opportunity to replicate the inventory system code in the company’s Atlanta office. Then, when the Security Industry Association (SIA) opened applications for the Women in Security Forum scholarship, her supervisor suggested she apply for it.

“I didn’t think I would receive the scholarship because I was competing against four established professionals and two students from Harvard and MIT,” said Scala.

To her surprise, she won.

The Women in Security Forum scholarship awards winners $10,000 to further their education and professional development. The award allowed her to complete certification programs she can leverage when she starts her full-time position with AXIS in July, including Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals and CompTIA Security+.

Thanks to Scala’s achievements, Lynn now has a connection with AXIS Communications so that future cybersecurity students can have the same opportunity she did. “Career Connections played a role in building my resume and pointed me in the right direction that led to an internship with AXIS,” Scala said.

With graduation on the horizon, there is no doubt Scala will continue to hit it out of the park.

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