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SIA opens call for applications for 2024 RISE Scholarship

SIA opens call for applications for 2024 RISE Scholarship Program offers $3,000 scholarships to young professional, student members to further their education and career goals

SIA opens call for applications for 2024 RISE Scholarship

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced it is now accepting applications for the 2024 SIA RISE Scholarship, an initiative led by the SIA RISE community for emerging security leaders.

Through this initiative, 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.

Security Industry Association“The SIA RISE Scholarship program offers young professionals and those new to security a unique opportunity to accelerate their career development and thrive in our industry,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “The scholarship program is intended to help make a difference for selected members of the RISE community. SIA is proud to present this high-impact professional development and education offering again for 2024 and looks forward to supporting the next class of honorees in achieving their goals.”

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
  • Repayment of student loans
  • Other industry education or events
  • Relevant courses or programs offered by associations, colleges, universities and private education firms

SIA has named one of the RISE Scholarship awards in honor of Pierre Trapanese, CEO and owner of Northland Controls and immediate past chair of the SIA Board of Directors.

Applying for the SIA RISE Scholarship is open to SIA student members and employees of SIA member companies in North America who are part of the SIA RISE community.

The deadline to apply for the SIA RISE Scholarship is Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. Learn more about the program and apply here.

The SIA RISE Scholarship is made possible with the generous support of its donors. Donations through the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST), earmarked for the RISE Scholarship, are tax deductible. Learn more and make a donation here.

SIA RISE is a community that fosters the careers of emerging leaders 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, the 25 on the RISE Awards, 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; learn more and sign up to join.  


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