Security Industry Association Announces RISE Scholarship Opportunity for Young Security Professionals


SILVER SPRING, Md. – Applications are now being accepted for scholarships offered through the Security Industry Association (SIA) RISE program. The SIA RISE Scholarship – available to SIA RISE program participants who are employees of SIA member companies or SIA student members – provides recipients with funds for professional development. Funds awarded from the scholarship pool can be used to expand professional knowledge in the areas of human resources, information technology, marketing/sales, project management, security engineering and risk management.

“SIA RISE represents the next generation of security professionals, and it’s critical for this group to have access to training and education to help them in their careers,” said Don Erickson, SIA’s CEO. “SIA is proud to support the careers of young professionals in the security industry through its scholarship program and offerings and looks forward to awarding these 2018 funds.”

Through this program, $30,000 will be granted – as 10 scholarships worth $3,000 each – to allow recipients to complete professional development courses and/or academic programs.

The deadline to apply for the 2018 RISE Scholarship is Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Learn more about the program and apply on SIA’s website.

SIA RISE is a networking group that fosters the careers of young professionals in the security industry through fun in-person networking events, career growth webinars on a variety of topics, career track sessions at ISC West and East and more. The RISE program is led by a committee of SIA member volunteers who champion the role of young professionals in the industry. Learn more about RISE and sign up to join the group– and follow SIA and RISE on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

About SIA

SIA ( is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with more than 800 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 a proud 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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