Scholarship Award

The Columbus Chapter Scholarship Award, established in 1976, was originally a $500 award. In the 1980’s when the ASIS Foundation began to match chapter scholarship awards the amount grew to $1,000. In 1990 with the establishment of the Columbus Chapter Scholarship Endowment the amount grew up to $3,000. Funding for the award comes chapter funds, matching funds from the ASIS Foundation, Inc., and from the endowment fund. The award is made annually to a student selected by the Scholarship Committee of the chapter.

The Columbus Chapter Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Columbus Chapter Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 1990 and is administered by The Columbus Foundation. Chapter officers and members at that time recognized a need to insure that funding would always be available for the chapter’s annual scholarship award. A fund raising drive over a three-year period, brought contributions from members, their companies, and from the chapter. It raised more than $15,000. The market value of the fund today exceeds $40,000 and produces income of more than $2,000 per year. It’s this income, with current chapter funds, which enables the Columbus Chapter to make annual scholarship awards.



Open to members of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), and others (non-members) who are "students of merit", who are interested in a career in the private security, law enforcement, or criminal justice professions.

A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) is required of all applicants.

Applicants may be part-time or full-time students who have completed their freshman year at an accredited college or university within the ASIS Columbus Chapter boundaries. See the list of schools below.

Applicants must be accepted and enrolled in classes in the school term immediately following the receipt of an award.

Applicants who have received Columbus Chapter awards, or awards from other ASIS chapters, are eligible to reapply each year. Scholarship awards are deposited to the student's credit at the school where enrolled.

Student Requirements:

Complete an application and submit by the May 1, 2018 deadline.

Furnish an official transcript and a faculty member letter of recommendation to the Columbus Chapter's Scholarship Committee.

Participating Schools:

Capital University, Central Ohio Technical College, Columbus State Community College, Denison University, Franklin University, Hocking College, Kenyon College, Zane State College, Muskingum College, Ohio Dominican University, Otterbein College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio University, The Ohio State University.

If your school is missing, contact the Columbus Chapter to determine if it qualifies.



Click Here for the online application. 
The application is also available through the Columbus Foundation Website 
(select Students - Scholarships -search "ASIS").


Contact Scholarship Committee Chair, Tom Ingstrum or call 502-874-7116