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. 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.

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; 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
  • 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, October 8. The scholarship will create opportunities for future leaders of the security industry.