Scholarship & Awards

Student Scholarship Program

The American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International Toronto Chapter 193 is an organization dedicated to promoting best practices within the security industry. Security education has been identified as an integral part in achieving best practices within the security industry as security practitioners are required to perform to the high standards of today's security environment. To promote security education, ASIS International Toronto Chapter developed the Education Committee. The Education Committee works with post-secondary accredited institutions to ensure students in a Security Studies program get the appropriate exposure and awareness they need to succeed in the security industry.

Part of the Education Committee's mandate is to provide financial assistance to students in a Security Studies program by administering a Student Scholarship Program. A key requirement of the Student Scholarship Program is that it is open to Security Studies students only. A Security Studies program is a program that accounts for the security, health and safety of persons, protection of property and the protection of the environment. Such programs include, but are not limited to, Law and Security Administration, Police Foundations, Customs, Immigration, Corrections, Security Management, Emergency Management, Security Threat and Risk Assessment, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Criminal Psychology, Law, National Security, International Security, Security Intelligence, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Military studies.

The Education Committee realizes the financial burden Security Studies can be to students which is why our scholarship program has scholarships available to certificates, diplomas, degrees and masters designations. With our Student Scholarship Program, we offer substantial financial assistance regardless of the students' academic life cycle. If you are enrolled in a Security Studies program, the Education Committee encourages you to review this package and apply to as many of our scholarships as you are eligible for. We wish you the best of luck in your security studies and future endeavours.

For detailed information on the ASIS International Toronto Chapter Student Scholarship Programs click here to download pdf.

Student Scholarship Program Reference Sheet

To download the Student Scholarship Program Reference sheet which helps explain the student Scholarship Program eligibility click here.

Student Educator Award

The Security Educator Award was designed by the ASIS Toronto Education Committee to recognize security educator best practices, delivery and student development. To be considered for the Security Educator Award the ASIS Toronto Education Committee considers the following eligibility:

The award recipient, who provides instruction of security subject matter, will have displayed exceptional ability in educating and developing security skill sets in others. This experience is normally acquired by an educator who is employed in a fulltime capacity in an education or training role.

To nominate an outstanding security educator refer to the
ASIS International Toronto Chapter Security Practitioner Award form.
Security Educator nominations are accepted until August 31st of each year. From the nominations, three finalists are selected to attend the Annual Law Enforcement and Security Practitioner Awards dinner in the fall of each year.

Security Educator Award Winner for 2012

The winner of the 2012 Security Educatior Award is:
Ontario Power Generation - Resourcing & Specialized Training, Security & Emergency Services.

Awards Dinner Presentation

The ASIS Toronto Education Committee is proud to recognize the accomplishments of their finalists from the Scholarship and Award programs. These accomplishments are celebrated every fall at the Annual Law Enforcement and Security Practitioner Award Dinner. The finalists are contacted via invitation and provided details of the event as well as to confirm attendance.

Writing Competition

The ASIS Toronto Education Committee offers a fantastic opportunity for any student in a Security Studies Program to participate in our writing competition. The writing competition allows a student to research, develop and write a meaningful academic paper on a selected security topic. The benefits of the writing competition for a student are many. These benefits include:

  • Receiving $1000 for the student who is selected as the finalist
  • Have their academic paper printed by Canadian Security Magazine either in print or digitally
  • Have their academic paper printed on ASIS Toronto website
  • Be invited to the Annual Law Enforcement and Security Practitioner Awards Dinner to receive their award and have the opportunity to network with government agencies and private security executives.

Student Scholarship Program Winners

The winners of the 2013 Student Scholarship Program are:
Writing Competition – Kimberlee Hertendy of Seneca College
Security Studies Scholarship – Kimberlee Hertendy of Seneca College
Security Studies Scholarship – Geoff Canal of Niagara College
Security Studies Bursary – Kimberlee Hertendy of Seneca College
Security Studies Bursary – Geoff Canal of Niagara College

The winners of the 2012 Student Scholarship Program are:
Security Studies Scholarship - Emily Mackie of Sir Sandford Fleming College,
Security Studies Bursary - David Mavilla of Durham College,
Security Studies Bursary - Blain Tattersall of Humber College,
Security Studies Entrance Scholarship - Kristen Smith of Niagara College.

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Student Scholarship Program