Security Industry Association Opens SIA RISE Scholarship Opportunity for Young Security Professionals

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SIA invites members of the SIA RISE community and SIA student members to apply for this program designed to support the education and career development goals of young people in the industry.

“SIA looks forward to helping support a new group of tomorrow’s security leaders in achieving their education and professional development goals through this year’s SIA RISE Scholarship." – SIA CEO Don Erickson

Applications are now being accepted for the SIA RISE Scholarship, a program presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA) RISE community offering $15,000 in scholarship funds for young security professionals. The RISE scholarship program will help awardees expand their professional knowledge in the areas of business, human resources, information technology, marketing/sales, project management, security engineering and risk management.

“It’s vital for young talent in the security industry to have access to training and education that will help them in their careers, and SIA looks forward to helping support a new group of tomorrow’s security leaders in achieving their education and professional development goals through this year’s SIA RISE Scholarship,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson.

Through this scholarship program, five scholarships worth $3,000 each will be awarded. Scholarship funds can be used toward SIA program offerings, such as conferences or SIA’s Security Project Management trainings; other education or events related to IT or cybersecurity; and/or relevant courses or programs offered by associations, colleges, universities and private education firms.

Each applicant for the SIA RISE Scholarship must be either 1) a SIA student member or 2) 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. The 2020 deadline to apply for the SIA RISE Scholarship is Friday, Nov. 6. Learn more about the program and submit an application.

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 networking events for young professionals during top trade shows, hosts career growth webinars and trade show education tracks and presents the annual AcceleRISE conference – an essential experienced designed to ignite new thinking, strengthen leadership and sharpen business acumen in young security talent . RISE is available 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; learn more and sign up to join.

About SIA
SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,100 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA GovSummit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.

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