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University of Phoenix and the ASIS Foundation Partner to Award 10 Full-Tuition Scholarships

By University of Phoenix

PHOENIX, Mar. 23, 2015 – University of Phoenix® and the ASIS Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the security profession though academic scholarship and research, have partnered to award 10 full-tuition scholarships to prospective students to pursue an undergraduate or master’s degree at University of Phoenix. This year marks the fourth anniversary of the relationship.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with the ASIS Foundation to provide the opportunity for 10 individuals to enhance their careers in the security profession,” said Spider Marks, University of Phoenix College of Criminal Justice and Security Executive Dean. “As one of the leading educators in the security training and education space, University of Phoenix offers security management students the benefit of instructors who are security professionals with experience working in the field.”

In addition to the existing security programs, University of Phoenix is offering two new degrees in security including Associate of Arts in Security Management and Bachelor of Science in Security Management.  Each degree program has an embedded certificate – Security Management Asset Protection/Loss Prevention Certificate in the Associates program and Critical Incident Response Certificate in the Bachelors program.

“Our partnership with University of Phoenix has made it possible for ASIS members and security practitioners from around the world and across the industry to earn an academic degree and to actively pursue and achieve their individual career goals,” said Sandra M. Cowie, CPP, vice president, ASIS Foundation. “The success of this scholarship program has formed the basis for the creation of competency models for the profession. Once fully validated, these tools will aid in the development of today’s security professional and ensure future practitioners are prepared for the job and industry challenges of tomorrow.

The application period for the scholarship opportunity is open through April 6. Individuals who are either working within the security field or aspiring toward a career in a security-related area are encouraged to apply. For scholarship terms and conditions as well as more details about the scholarship please visit

For more information about all University of Phoenix scholarship opportunities, visit For more information about the ASIS Foundation, its mission and initiatives, go to

About ASIS Foundation
The ASIS Foundation is the non-profit arm of ASIS International (ASIS), the leading organization for security management professional worldwide. Dedicated to the advancement of the security profession though academic scholarship and high-quality, contemporary research, the Foundation empowers security management practitioners and students pursuing a career in the field to excel and achieve. Foundation programs are supported solely by contributions from individuals, ASIS chapters, and other organizations who share its vision of professional excellence.

About the College of Criminal Justice and Security
University of Phoenix College of Criminal Justice and Security continues the University’s original mission when it began serving working professionals such as police officers more than 30 years ago. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that provide the skills needed to develop the next generation of leaders in the security and criminal justice fields. Students are supported by faculty members who are experts and leaders in their fields, and can connect with other students and professionals through online and campus networking opportunities. The College of Criminal Justice and Security’s Faculty Advisory Council reviews trends and helps keep curriculum on pace with national and international market demands.

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

For more information about each of these programs, including on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who completed the program and other important information, please visit