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7 Easy Steps to Administer Your Certification Accelerator Chapter Scholarship

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Report Your 2020 Winner to the Foundation


  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 2020).
    • 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 1 November 2020.
    • The Foundation will then award a voucher in November 2020 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.