ASIS launches new scholarship for military members

ASIS International announced this week that it is launching a new scholarship to recognize ASIS military members for their service and to help them advance their careers.

According to a statement, the "ASIS Foundation/Military Liaison Council Certification Scholarship" will award funding to cover direct expenses associated with preparing for and achieving ASIS board certification (CPP, PCI or PSP).

"Government funding for professional certifications varies greatly among the military services, as it also varies from nation to nation.  As a result, many military members must pay for certification costs out of their own pockets," said Joseph Rector, co-chair of the ASIS Military Liaison Council. "We are excited about this partnership with the ASIS Foundation which provides an opportunity for military members, who are ASIS members, to pursue and enhance their development in the security profession." 

Eligibility for the scholarship will be based upon the following requirements:

  • Be active duty military assigned to the armed forces of any nation.
  • Be an ASIS member in good standing.
  • Meet the professional and educational requirements of the ASIS board certification for which they seek to achieve.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Aug. 10. The awards will be presented during the ASIS 2012 Law Enforcement and Military Appreciation Day Luncheon on Sept. 12.

For more information about the scholarship, visit http://www.asisonline.org/foundation/noframe/scholarships-awards/certification-scholarship.html.

ASIS is also seeking individual and corporate donations to the scholarship fund. The number of awards will be based upon the amount of funding raised. For more information about how to donate, visit   https://www.asisonline.org/store/item.xml?amisId=military or click here to download the form. 

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