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University of Phoenix and ASIS Foundation Announce Six Full-Tuition Scholarships to Security Professionals in 2014
|By Business Wire
|February 4, 2014 12:43 PM EST
University of Phoenix and the ASIS Foundation today announced six
full-tuition scholarships for security management professionals engaged
in the protection of their organizations' assets—people, property and
information. The scholarships build on the ASIS Foundation’s commitment
to research, education and future workforce development.
“We look forward to awarding scholarships to security professionals who
represent the best and brightest from the security sector—those with a
commitment to advancing their knowledge, skills and abilities in the
practice of security,” said Dr. Linda Florence, Ph.D., CPP, president,
ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees.
Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to complete an
undergraduate or master’s degree program at University of Phoenix’s
online campus or any of its ground campuses.
ASIS is committed to the success of security professionals and their
overall growth in the field. Scholarship recipients will be chosen by an
ASIS member and staff panel, which will evaluate applications and essays
submitted by scholarship candidates.
“The ASIS Foundation is at the forefront of a rapidly changing, vital
field, which spans public and private enterprise. We are extremely
gratified to collaborate with their experts to not only advance training
for these scholarship recipients, but to enhance our own instructional
design in our School of Business, College of Criminal Justice and
Security and College of Information Systems and Technology,” said Dr.
Bill Pepicello, president of University of Phoenix.
“Through our collaboration with University of Phoenix, we have the
ability to offer professionals from across the industry a unique
opportunity to achieve their academic and career goals, and in turn
increase the stature and professionalism of the security practitioner,”
Security industry executives and educational leaders recently addressed
the top security risks and workforce skills required in a report
released by the ASIS Foundation and University of Phoenix. The
report features key insights from security industry executives and
thought leaders from higher education and government about how best to
address the risks and talent deficits facing the $350 billion U.S.
“Today’s security professionals must possess knowledge and skills
related to both physical security and technology to effectively do their
jobs,” said Richard E. Widup, Jr., CPP, president, ASIS International.
“These professionals may be charged with protecting physical or
intellectual property, supply chain integrity, financial assets,
enterprise data, or even the human capital of their organizations—duties
that are complicated by the inherent risks posed by mobile technologies,
globalization, natural disasters and crime, among others.”
Read the full roundtable report, Enterprise Security Risks and
Workforce Competencies: Findings from an Industry Roundtable on Security
Talent Development, at phoenix.edu/ASIS2013report.
To learn more about University of Phoenix efforts to better equip the
U.S. workforce through innovative corporate alliances, learning tools
and educational programs, visit phoenix.edu/industry.
Applications for the 2014 University of Phoenix ASIS Foundation
Scholarship are currently being accepted. The deadline is April 15,
2014. Those interested in applying can visit phoenix.edu/SecureYourFuture.
The University of Phoenix ASIS Foundation Scholarship demonstrates
corporate social responsibility by providing access to education
opportunities. To learn more about the ASIS Foundation Scholarship, and
other scholarship opportunities, visit phoenix.edu/scholarships.
For complete scholarship eligibility requirements, terms and conditions
please click here.
ABOUT THE ASIS FOUNDATION:
The ASIS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to
providing high-quality and contemporary research and education
opportunities that serve to enhance the security profession. Through the
awarding of scholarships, the Foundation ensures that those pursuing a
career in the field of security management are able to realize the
highest academic achievements. Foundation programs are supported solely
by contributions from individuals, ASIS chapters, and other
organizations who share its vision of advancing both the security
profession and the professional.
About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults
move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world.
Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive
learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal
aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo
Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a
diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and
doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the
U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.
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