Deadline Approaching to Apply for Vector Security LPF Scholarships

The scholarships cover all course and examination fees for retail loss prevention professionals who wish to obtain LPQ or LPC certifications.

PITTSBURGH — Individuals interested in applying for Vector Security Loss Prevention Foundation scholarships have until March 31 to apply.

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) is an international leader in educating and certifying retail loss prevention and asset protection professionals. LPF states that its mission is to advance the retail loss prevention and asset protection profession by providing relevant, convenient and challenging educational resources.

Vector Security began awarding the LPF scholarships in 2009 in support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this rapidly-growing industry.

The scholarships provide financial support to loss prevention professionals — or those who have an interest in loss prevention — seeking to obtain Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) and Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) certifications.

The company has awarded 231 scholarships totaling $233,460 since the program began in 2009. The scholarships cover all course and examination fees for retail loss prevention professionals who wish to obtain LPF’s LPQ or LPC certifications.

In 2012, the scholarship program was expanded into Canada and will continue this year as well. A total of 10 LPQ and 10 LPC scholarships will be awarded to U.S.-based professionals, while another five LPC scholarships will be awarded to Canadian-based professionals.

Anyone currently in the loss prevention industry, or has an interest in the industry, may apply for an LPQ scholarship. Those applying for the LPC scholarship must meet certain eligibility requirements. Detailed information can be found at vectorsecurity.com/lpfscholarship. Applications can also be submitted via the website.

The Loss Prevention Foundation’s retail focus is set by a board of directors, composed of LP individuals who largely hold senior level positions at retail companies or in companies that serve the retail sector. Unlike bigger trade associations, whose boards are composed of retail CEOs, the Loss Prevention Foundation is said to be exclusively created to serve the education needs of the retail LP/AP profession.

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