Steven Garfinkel Scholarship Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

May 15

Awarded By

NCMS-The Society of Industrial Security Professionals

Award Amount

$2,500 annually, non-renewable. A class schedule is required prior to disbursement of funds. Note: All funds must be used in the year the scholarship is awarded. NCMS is not able to carry over funds beyond Dec. 31.


Up to two awards offered annually.

Additional Information

The NCMS Board of Directors established the Steven Garfinkel Scholarship Award to assist security professionals with their continuing education in the security field. This scholarship is open to both members and non-members. The following criteria will be considered in the selection of the scholarship award winners from among the applications submitted: a. Membership in NCMS b. Current enrollment in a security related degree or certification. c. Academic performance, as reflected by the unofficial transcript showing grade point average. d. Financial needs and access to other sources of financial assistance. e. Attainment of professional certifications such as the ISP, CPP, PCI, CISSP, etc. f. Status as a military veteran. g. Professional career aspirations once the degree is obtained, with a priority given to those who will remain in the security field.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online from the NCMS website. In addition to the completed application, each student must submit a short essay addressing the topics listed on the application and the name, ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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