The Security Industry Association announced the recipients of the 2023 SIA RISE Scholarships, which support the education and career development goals of young industry talent. 

The scholarship program is open to SIA student members and RISE members who are employees at SIA member companies. Each of the 14 2023 awardees will receive a $3,000 scholarship to use toward continuing education and professional development courses, SIA program offerings and/or other academic or education programs. 

Scholarship funds can be used to expand knowledge in the areas of business, human resources (HR), information technology (IT), marketing, sales, project management, security engineering and/or risk management. 

“This year’s class of award recipients is an incredibly talented and driven group of individuals who each recognize the value of investing in their education,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “We are proud to present them with the 2023 SIA RISE Scholarship funds so that they may continue to grow professionally and further become the leaders of our industry. It is also special to bestow the Pierre Trapanese RISE Scholarship for the first time. We are equally proud of the generous contributions that member companies made to support the RISE Scholarship.” 

The 14 winners for the 2023 SIA RISE Scholarship are: 

  • Taniya Acharya, project coordinator, Meta
  • Leslie Arredondo, key account manager, BCD
  • Hannah Brauer, strategic planner, i-Pro Americas
  • Emma Broomhead, information security program manager, Viakoo
  • Doniell Glass, senior manager, marketing operations, Brivo
  • Hadden Grant, product marketing specialist, Digital Monitoring Products
  • Morgan Khov, technical program manager, Northland Controls
  • Kyle Maresh, inside sales manager, i-Pro Americas
  • Ashley Means, marketing associate, Arcules
  • Destiny Mojica-Taylor, business development and marketing, scDataCom
  • Avory Ransome, end user sales consultant, Allegion
  • Shay Tucker, specification writer apprentice, Allegion
  • Tristin Vaccaro, content specialist, LRG Marketing
  • David Vuong, IT security specialist, Idemia 

Brauer was the recipient of the 2023 Pierre Trapanese RISE Scholarship, a special RISE Scholarship presented to recognize Pierre Trapanese, CEO of Northland Controls and past SIA board chair. In addition to his volunteer leadership on SIA’s board, Trapanese has been dedicated to the success of young professionals in the industry and is likewise dedicated to professional development opportunities within SIA, having been instrumental in the creation of the Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM) certification program.