As a child in Haiti, Karl Alvarez dreamed of becoming a police officer or enlisting in the army. “I have a drive for security,” Alvarez says. Today, he’s turning that passion into a career in cybersecurity as a learner in Northeastern’s Associate to Master’s Degree Pathway for Technology program, an initiative supported by a grant from the Akamai Foundation.
Diverse and Inclusive Communities
Northeastern is elevating its commitment to ensuring that students in its communities can access a quality education, regardless of financial need. Beginning this fall, the university will award up to 10 full tuition, room and board Oakland Opportunity Scholarships annually to seniors graduating from an Oakland Unified School District high school and Pell Grant-eligible residents of Oakland, California.