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7 Easy Steps to Administer Your Certification Accelerator Chapter Scholarship

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Submit Your 2021 Winner 

Deadline: 31 October 2021

The Certification Accelerator Scholarship covers the application and registration fees to take one ASIS certification exam: either the CPP, PCI, PSP, or APP. The ASIS Foundation provides each ASIS chapter with ONE of these scholarships to award annually. After receiving this scholarship, your recipient will have up to two years to sit for the certification exam. Please see the information below for more details on how to award your chapter’s scholarship. New this year: each ASIS Subject Area Community will also receive one scholarship to award.

  1. Scholarship Committee
    • Form a scholarship committee in your chapter to manage the scholarship program.
    • Determine how you would like to select your winner. Options include: 
      • Identify all members eligible for ASIS certification (CPP, PCI, PSP, or APP) and pick a winner from that group. 
      • Conduct an application and judging process. Review applications and select a winner based on merit. (This process is outlined in the steps below.)

  2. Scholarship Policy
  3. Application Process
    • Set up the application dates for your scholarship. (We recommend 3 August - 2 October).
    • Identify the selection criteria (e.g. career plans, financial need, personal hardship, etc.).
    • Decide who will collect the applications and where they should be e-mailed.
    • Use or customize the Sample Application provided.

  4. Marketing
    • Publicize the scholarship: post the scholarship application information on your website.
    • E-mail your members and highlight the scholarships in your chapter newsletter and communications.
    • Encourage individual members to apply.

  5. Selection
    • At the end of the application period, share the applications you’ve received with your scholarship committee for judging.
    • *Review the scholarship applications and select the best qualified candidate to receive the scholarship.

  6. Award the Scholarship
    • Notify the ASIS Foundation via their online portal of the recipient you’ve selected with contact information and a copy of their application by 31 October 2021.
    • The Foundation will then award a voucher in November 2021 for one free certification exam (applicant must meet qualifications).

  7. Recognition
    • Create a certificate for the winner and present it to him/her at a chapter meeting to honor their accomplishment.
    • All participating chapters will be recognized on the ASIS Foundation website


Questions? Contact Foundation Director Beth McFarland Pierce for more information.