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7 Easy Steps to Administer Your Certification Accelerator 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. New this year: each ASIS Subject Area Community will also receive one scholarship to award.

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 scholarship. 

  1. Form a scholarship committee to manage the scholarship program
    • Select one of the following methods for selecting your winner: 
      • Survey members to determine who is interested/eligible for ASIS Certification (CPP, PCI, PSP, or APP) and randomly pick a winner from that group 
      • Conduct an application and judging process, and select the winner based on merit. To conduct an application process, follow 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 or your Connects page.
    • E-mail your members and highlight the scholarships in your chapter newsletter, Connects messages 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 and subject-area communities will be recognized on the ASIS Foundation website

 

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

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