The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened applications for the SIA RISE Scholarship, a program presented by the SIA RISE community for young security professionals. Through this year’s RISE Scholarship program, 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.

“Applying for a SIA RISE Scholarship is an important step young professionals and students could take to expand their education and grow their skills,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “Individuals entering the application process should realize they have a unique opportunity to inspire peers and be recognized for a notable accomplishment in their careers.”

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; other education or events related to IT or cybersecurity; relevant courses or programs offered by associations, colleges, universities and private education firms; and/or repayment of student loans.

Each applicant for the SIA RISE Scholarship must be either a SIA student member or 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 2021 deadline to apply for the SIA RISE Scholarship is Friday, Oct. 8. Learn more about the program and submit an application.