New SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship Opens for Entries

SIA invites employees of member companies and SIA student members to apply for this new program designed to advance a more diverse security workforce.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) is now accepting applications for the new SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship program.

The initiative — developed by the SIA Women in Security Forum, which offers programs, professional development opportunities and networking events to support the involvement of women in the security industry — will offer multiple scholarships worth at least $3,000 each to further educational opportunities for awardees and help them thrive in the industry.

SIA created the Women in Security Forum Scholarship program to support SIA members’ professional development and educational goals. Funds may be used toward:

  • Registration for SIA education or certification programs and/or conferences
  • Registration for other industry education and certification programs or webinars
  • Tuition for accredited trade, vocational or academic degree programs related to the security industry
  • Repayment of student loan debt

“The SIA Women in Security Forum works to grow and retain leaders in the security industry,” says Gloria Salmeron, director of human resources at Brivo and co-chair of the scholarship committee. “With the addition of this new scholarship, we look forward to helping bring opportunities for further education and advancement to as wide a spectrum of people as possible and inviting individuals to participate in the Women in Security Forum.”

Each applicant for the SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship must be either a SIA student member enrolled in an accredited trade, vocational or higher education academic degree program related to the security industry; or, a member of the SIA Women in Security Forum and an employee of a SIA member company with at least two years of professional experience in the security industry.

Scholarship applications must be submitted by June 15. Winners will be announced in late July. To learn more about the program and apply, go here.

SIA is accepting donations from SIA member companies and individual members to help support the SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship. If you are interested in making a donation to support the program, visit the scholarship page for more information.

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