Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Computer Network Administration / Cheltenham High School graduate, Jacob Neulight, has been selected for Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Defense Scholarship Program. This program is for qualified and high-achieving students enrolled in IUP’s Cybersecurity program. Through this scholarship, Neulight will receive an annual stipend, a full scholarship, books, and laptop.
During his tenure at EASTERN, Neulight was a leader in the class. He was selected as EASTERN’s Technology Management Systems (TMS) summer intern, a full-time summer position consisting of the updating and reformatting school computers, Chromebooks and technology set-up. He was also the November 2017 EASTERN Student of the Month.
“I didn’t realize it at the time, but the opportunities I received at EASTERN set me up perfectly to get a Help Desk job in college,” said Neulight. “These opportunities helped to fill my resume with experience, which eventually led to me receiving the Department of Defense Cybersecurity scholarship. My advice to students considering a career and technical program at EASTERN is to take advantage of the opportunities offered such as internships and SkillsUSA competitions. Fill your resume with relevant experience and you will achieve the goals you set for yourself.”
Since Neulight’s graduation from EASTERN, the school has added a cybersecurity element to the program and changed the name to Networking and Cybersecurity. While in EASTERN’s Networking and Cybersecurity program, you can choose to enroll in Montgomery County Community College for up to 12 transferable credits! In this two-year half day program, students are prepared for the TestOut Microsoft Server 2016 certification and other industry certification exams. One-year seniors will be considered if space is available in the program.