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University of Phoenix and ASIS Foundation Announce Six Full-Tuition Scholarships to Security Professionals in 2014

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,” added Florence.

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. security industry.

“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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