Bluestaq LLC, a Colorado Springs-based enterprise software company, launched a named scholarship in partnership with the UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science. The Bluestaq Scholarship is open to UCCS students studying computer science or computer engineering.
The new scholarship opportunity is part of Bluestaq’s internship and workforce development program to cultivate the next generation of computer and technology professionals in the Colorado Springs space and cybersecurity ecosystem. One student will be selected from a pool of applicants, and the awardee will receive a $10,000 scholarship in addition to a guaranteed internship with Bluestaq the summer following the school year for which the scholarship was awarded.
“This scholarship in collaboration with UCCS is the beginning of Bluestaq’s investment in the next generation of Bluestaq software developers,” said Simon Nunn, Bluestaq co-founder and chief architect. “As a proud alumnus of UCCS, I am honored to have the opportunity to give back to UCCS. I believe Bluestaq and other technology organizations within the Colorado Springs community have a responsibility to invest in our local engineering students to shape the future of our workforce in the space domain.”
“We greatly appreciate the work of Bluestaq to recognize promising computer science and computer engineering students with this generous scholarship and learning opportunity,” said Don Rabern, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. “Education is a partnership that relies on formal education from the university and the learning environment that industry provides as graduates pursue careers. We are excited for the commitment Bluestaq has made to building that partnership and for the opportunities that lie ahead for the students in this scholarship program.”
Bluestaq is an emerging technology company, founded in 2018 in Colorado Springs, to streamline global operations using cutting-edge enterprise software and mission analytics. Bluestaq drives technical innovations that solve behavioral challenges impeding effective secure data collaboration. Bluestaq develops and transforms its enterprise systems and secures disparate data to solve our customers’ most critical challenges. Today, Bluestaq primarily provides the U.S. Department of Defense and the nation’s intelligence community with advanced software systems. Our name, Bluestaq, originates from “blue” a military term for friendly forces and “staq” referring to a software stack. Learn more at www.bluestaq.com.
The College of Engineering and Applied Science enrolls more than 1,700 students and offers 22 engineering and computer science degrees ranging from bachelors to doctorate. The college is a Department of Homeland Security / National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense and works closely with the National Cybersecurity Center and with more than 250 aerospace and defense, information technology and cybersecurity, and engineering organizations in the Pikes Peak region.