SIA Rise Seeks Young Security Pros for Scholarship Opportunity
Applicants for the SIA RISE Scholarship must be either a SIA student member, or, a member of the SIA RISE community and an employee of a SIA member company with at least one year of professional experience in the security industry.
SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened applications for the SIA RISE Scholarship, a program presented by the SIA RISE community for young security professionals.
Through this year’s RISE Scholarship program, selected candidates will receive $3,000 awards that can be used toward continuing education, student loan repayment and professional development programs such as training and certifications.
“Applying for a SIA RISE Scholarship is an important step young professionals and students could take to expand their education and grow their skills,” says SIA CEO Don Erickson. “Individuals entering the application process should realize they have a unique opportunity to inspire peers and be recognized for a notable accomplishment in their careers.”
SIA says the RISE scholarship program was created to help awardees expand their professional knowledge in the areas of business, human resources, information technology, marketing/sales, project management, security engineering and risk management.
Scholarship funds can be used toward SIA program offerings, such as SIA’s conferences, Security Project Management training and the Certified Security Project Manager and Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification credentials; other education or events related to IT or cybersecurity; relevant courses or programs offered by associations, colleges, universities and private education firms; and/or repayment of student loans.
Each applicant for the scholarship must be either a SIA student member, or, a member of the SIA RISE community and an employee of a SIA member company with at least one year of professional experience in the security industry.
SIA RISE is a community that fosters the careers of young professionals in the security industry. In addition to the SIA RISE Scholarship, SIA RISE offers fun in-person and virtual networking events for young professionals, the Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education (TIME) program for early and mid-career professionals, career growth webinars and trade show education tracks and the annual AcceleRISE conference – an essential experienced designed to ignite new thinking, strengthen leadership and sharpen business acumen in young security talent.
The SIA RISE community is open to all employees at SIA member companies who are young professionals under 40 or have been in the security industry for less than two years.
The 2021 deadline to apply for the scholarship is Friday, Oct. 8. Click here to learn more or apply.
If you enjoyed this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!
Security Is Our Business, Too
For professionals who recommend, buy and install all types of electronic security equipment, a free subscription to Security Sales & Integration is like having a consultant on call. You’ll find an ideal balance of technology and business coverage, with installation tips and techniques for products and updates on how to add sales to your bottom line.
A free subscription to the #1 resource for the residential and commercial security industry will prove to be invaluable. Subscribe today!