The Canadian Security Association (CANASA) recently awarded nine scholarships collectively worth $14,000 to help the recipients offset the costs of tuition and encourage them to further their education pursuits.
The scholarships were awarded to:
• Shelby Armour (British Columbia)
• Balraj Dhaliwal (British Columbia Institute of Technology)
• Scott Opichal (Northern Alberta)
• Shane Renolds (Prairie)
• Michel Deveault-Labelle (Quebec)
• Samantha Edwards (Southwestern Ontario)
• Moaiz Javed (Central Ontario)
• Emma Clark (Eastern Ontario)
• Quentin Hickey (N.S. Community College)
The CANASA National Scholarship Program is available to CANASA members pursuing continuing education as well as dependents of individuals who are employees of a CANASA member. In order to qualify for consideration, applicants must either be enrolled in a post-secondary institution (or meet the admission requirements of such an institution) or engaged in a continuing education program.
“We are looking for candidates that help drive the future of this industry with passion,” notes CANASA on its website.
Applicants also had to submit a 500-1,000 word essay based on a topic relevant to the security industry, such as the role of security technology to help mitigate risk, or the skills required to become a successful security professional.
Essays were judged by a Scholarship Selection Committee comprised of representatives from CANASA Regional Councils across Canada.
“As a child of someone in the security industry, I have been indirectly involved my entire life and I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to be a part of the scholarship program,” said Shelby Armour, the B.C. scholarship recipient. “I would like to thank CANASA for this scholarship that will help me to continue my studies at the University of British Columbia.”
“Security systems have always fascinated me,” added BCIT scholarship recipient Balraj Dhaliwal. “This scholarship has helped me in building more interest and gaining more knowledge about its implementation in the real world.”
The scholarship program is supported by sponsors Central BPG, Johnson Controls and Liberty Smart Security (a GardaWorld Company).
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