NASRO Opens Nominations Process for 2012 School Resource Officer Scholarship
HOOVER, Ala., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) today announced that nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Wren Solutions School Resource Officer (SRO) Scholarship Award. The award is part of a $10,000 donation that Wren, providers of physical security solutions, pledged over a four year time period.
The annual scholarship, now in its fourth year, was created to help SROs further their education, thereby bringing even more expertise and security strategies to protect the schools they serve.
The deadline for all nominations is April 15, 2012. This new winner will be announced at NASRO's 22nd Annual National Conference to be held July 15 through July 20, 2012 in Reno, NV. The award will be offered and administered through NASRO.
In order to be considered for the scholarship, applicants must be a current member of NASRO (or they can join at the time they apply for the scholarship) and enrolled in an associate's or bachelor's degree program in law enforcement, criminal justice or a related field deemed appropriate by the NASRO Scholarship Committee such as business, public administration or psychology. At the time of applying, candidates must be a sworn law enforcement officer.
"Since the scholarship program was established, it has helped three outstanding SROs further their education and bring even more expertise and security strategies to protect the schools they serve," said Mo Canady, Executive Director of NASRO. "With this scholarship, Wren and NASRO look forward to continuing to offer the most committed SROs with the same opportunity: to advance their education and career, in turn bringing new ideas and expertise to school security and protection."
In selecting the award winner, the nomination committee will consider each applicant's contributions to his or her SRO program, agency, NASRO or the community. Applicants are also asked to address how they utilized technology to enhance the safety and security of people, property and information.
"It has been an honor to be a partnered with NASRO in awarding this scholarship to highly-dedicated SRO's over the past three years," said Andrew Wren, president, Wren. "We look forward to our next round of applicants and eagerly anticipate recognizing and awarding another highly-qualified professional with a well-deserved scholarship award."
Wren Solutions SRO Scholarship Award applications can be downloaded on NASRO's website. http://data.memberclicks.com/site/naasro/2012_NASRO_-_WREN_SCHOLARSHIP_APPLICATION.doc.
The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) is a not-for-profit organization for school based law enforcement officers, school administrators, and school security/safety professionals working as partners to protect students, school faculty and staff and the schools they attend. The true and tested strength in the School Resource Officer program is that it is much more than a curriculum. The SRO Concept can easily be adapted to the needs of ANY community desiring safe schools and effective community partnerships. For more information about NASRO, please visit the association web site at www.nasro.org.
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