Security Industry Association Announces 2024 SIA RISE Scholarship Awardees

Honorees will get $3,000 scholarships to be used toward continuing education, repayment of student loan debt and professional development.

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named 18 recipients for the 2024 SIA RISE Scholarship, a program offered through SIA’s RISE community, which supports the education and career development goals of young industry talent and emerging leaders.

Through this scholarship program – open to SIA student members and RISE members who are employees at SIA member companies – each awardee will receive a $3,000 scholarship to use toward continuing education and professional development courses, SIA program offerings and/or other academic or education programs.

Scholarship funds can be used to expand knowledge in the areas of business, human resources (HR), information technology (IT), marketing, sales, project management, security engineering and/or risk management.

“The 2024 class of SIA RISE Scholarship awardees is an inspiring, accomplished and dedicated group of individuals who are making a difference in the security industry and actively pursuing their educational and career development goals,” says SIA CEO Don Erickson in the association announcement.

“We are proud to present these 18 honorees with scholarship funds to support them as they grow their knowledge and expertise and foster their leadership in this industry and in the larger community,” he says.

Introducing the 2024 RISE Scholarship Winners

The winners for the 2024 SIA RISE Scholarship are:

  • Brian Abraham, area sales manager, Software House
  • Kiara Bell, lead information and security compliance analyst, Arcules
  • Callie Buzzeo, technical program manager, Meta
  • Chasity Cope, HR admin, Down East Protection Systems
  • Olivia Doherty, consulting coordinator, Northland Controls
  • Devin Gonzalez, product champion, i-PRO Americas
  • Amanda Hahn, director of digital marketing, LRG Marketing
  • Alisha Hippert, project manager of customer experience, dormakaba
  • Alicia Janowicz, HR business partner, Axis Communications
  • Justin Lei, senior engineer, i-PRO Americas
  • Jennifer Lemoine, program administrator, Convergint
  • Pamela Madey, channel sales specialist, BCD
  • Dan Metz, intelligence analyst, TAM-C Solutions
  • James Robles, technical trainer, HID
  • Rachel Salina, product marketing coordinator, Axis Communications
  • Maya Sears, mechanical engineer associate, dormakaba
  • Mustafa Shahriyar, escalation engineer, i-PRO Americas
  • Shaunté Sivas, business development manager, Systems Distributors, Inc.

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