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

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

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PHOENIX -- February 4, 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

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

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 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 For complete scholarship eligibility requirements,
terms and conditions please click here.


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


University of Phoenix
Tanya Burden, 303-570-0617
ASIS Foundation
Leigh A. McGuire, 703-518-1465
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