The PSA Network Announces 2024 Scholarship Recipients

The PSA Network  (PSA), the world’s largest consortium of professional systems integrators, today announced the recipients of its annual scholarships. Ryan Knoll of Pro-Tec Design; Staci Eslinger of M3T Corporation; Jack Tadych of SecurAlarm; and Rich Campbell of RFI are the PSA Scholarship 2024 winners.  

“PSA is thrilled to bring back its scholarship program to support the growth of talent at our systems integrators,” said Darryl Keeler, CEO of Tech Systems, Inc. and Chairman of the PSA Board of Directors. “Retaining top talent is a leading issue facing our industry today. PSA knows assisting its members in developing their employees can support integrators in this challenge.”

The PSA Scholarship provides winning applicants financial support toward education at higher education institutions or industry certifications. Applicants had to submit a 600-word essay and letter of recommendation that clearly articulated how the funds would be used.

Open exclusively to employees of PSA owner and member companies, the scholarship program aims to support those looking to further their education at higher institutions, pursue industry certifications or obtain certifications.

“This year’s entries were exceptional, and it was inspiring to see how our winners will use their scholarships,” said Brooke Erickson, director of learning and development for PSA. “We hope the program continues to grow so we can support as many PSA owners as possible.”

Dedication to attracting and retaining talent to the security industry is at the forefront of PSA’s efforts. Matt Barnette, PSA’s president and CEO, announced at PSA TEC 2024 a partnership with the Security Industry Association and the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent to create a program around recruitment efforts for integrators and the industry. More details will be shared in the latter half of 2024.

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