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WL student receives Indiana Homeland Security scholarship

A West Lafayette native is one of 13 students receiving a scholarship from the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation.

Posted: Oct. 28, 2017 4:26 PM
Updated: Oct. 28, 2017 4:26 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A West Lafayette native is one of 13 students receiving a scholarship from the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation.

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Michael Graham attends Purdue University and studies cyber forensics, a science which deals with techniques involved in evidence-gathering from computing devices for use in court cases. He has also lent his services to the Wabash Township Volunteer Fire Department.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be attending an Indiana college and pursuing a degree in a safety or health-related major. Applicants for the scholarship also are required to have volunteer experience at an emergency-oriented agency such as with the police or fire departments.

The scholarships were funded through revenue collected from sales of "Secure Indiana" license plates.

“By donating to the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation, people are doing two important things: They are helping save lives with funds that buy life-saving equipment at the local level, and they are improving the lives of amazing college students, by helping them with scholarships,” said Steve Cain, chair of the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation Board. “The Foundation is honored to provide scholarships to students who consider safety and the condition of others a top priority.”

For more information on the Secure Indiana Scholarships, visit dhs.in.gov/foundationscholarship.htm.

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