Last Chance to Apply for $30K in SIA RISE Scholarship Funds for Young Security Professionals, Deadline October 15
Hikvision Sales Associate Awarded Previous SIA Scholarship Funds, Applied to Cybersecurity Training
Young security professionals interested in securing one of ten $3,000 grants from the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) SIA RISE scholarship have until Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 to submit their online applications.
SIA launched the RISE group in 2016 to foster the career development of young professionals in the security industry. RISE membership is open to professionals under the age of 40 or those have been in the security industry less than two years, and who are employees of SIA member companies.
Through this scholarship program, 10 scholarships worth $3,000 each will be awarded, and funds can be used “to expand professional knowledge in the areas of human resources, information technology, marketing/sales, project management, security engineering and risk management,” according to the SIA announcement.
“SIA RISE represents the next generation of security professionals, and it’s critical for this group to have access to training and education to help them in their careers. SIA is proud to support the careers of young professionals in the security industry through its scholarship program and offerings, and looks forward to awarding these 2018 funds,” said Don Erickson, SIA’s CEO.
Young professionals who are either a SIA student member or a RISE member and an employee of a SIA member company are welcome to apply here.
Hikvision is a SIA member company, and encourages all its eligible employees to submit an application for the RISE scholarship.
Hikvision sales associate, Matthew Elder, was awarded a RISE scholarship earlier this year. About the award, Elder said: “I will use the funds to take multiple courses, including Microsoft’s Professional Program in Data Science and the University of Washington’s Essentials of Cybersecurity. I believe that data and its understanding is the key to growth in life and business.”