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SIA now taking applications for women in security scholarship
By SP&T Staff
By SP&T Staff
The Security Industry Association is now accepting applications for the 2022 SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship, an initiative led by the SIA Women in Security Forum.
The 2022 program will offer multiple scholarships worth $10,000 each that SIA members and students can use toward professional development and education.
SIA’s Women in Security Forum is a community for both women and men that works to promote, recruit and cultivate the leadership of women for a more inclusive and diversified industry. SIA established the Women in Security Forum Scholarship program in 2020 to further educational opportunities.
Scholarship funds may be used toward registration for SIA education or certification programs and/or conferences, repayment of student loan debt and registration for other industry education and certification programs. Additionally, funds may be used towards tuition for courses that will lead to completion of accredited trade, vocational or academic degree programs related to the security industry.
“The SIA Women in Security Forum is proud to advance the involvement of women in security and promote a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce through programs like the Women in Security Forum Scholarship,” said Kasia Hanson, chair of the SIA Women in Security Forum in a statement.
“We look forward to welcoming a new class of awardees in 2022 and helping them to propel their careers and reach their educational and professional goals.”
In 2021, SIA awarded $60,000 in scholarships through the Women in Security Forum Scholarship program to SIA members and student members across the industry. This program is made possible by the donations of SIA members and SIA member companies.
The SIA Women in Security Forum would like to recognize the industry leaders who have donated to the 2022 scholarship program, including Axis Communications and Genetec.
SIA is currently accepting donations from SIA member companies and individual members to help support the 2022 SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship.