For the 10th year in a row, Vector Security Inc. is accepting applications for its Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarship program from now through March 31, 2018.
The scholarships provide financial support to loss prevention professionals — or those who have an interest in loss prevention — seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC certifications. Vector Security began awarding the scholarships in 2009 in support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this important and rapidly-growing industry.
“We are proud to celebrate 10 years of partnership with the Loss Prevention Foundation to support the important and evolving profession of loss prevention,” said Michael T. Grady, LPC, executive vice president, Vector Security Networks. “As the security needs of multi-site businesses continue to change, including the need to integrate IT and network solutions into loss prevention more closely, it becomes increasingly important for LP professionals to stay current on industry trends and solutions. Continuing education and certification in this field will help LP professionals meet the challenges of their profession.”
Vector Security has awarded 209 scholarships totaling $213,220 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 Loss Prevention Qualified or Loss Prevention Certified 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 www.vectorsecurity.com/lpfscholarship.