Brivo Launches NextGen Scholarship Program To Help Underrepresented Students Enter the Security Industry

Program to fund post-secondary education expenses for students from the Washington metropolitan area

BETHESDA, MD., July 28, 2021

Brivo, the global leader in cloud-based access control and smart building technologies, today announced the launch of the Brivo NextGen Scholarship Program to further educational opportunities for underrepresented students studying marketing, engineering, or business with an interest in security. The program will award $2,500 scholarships to two students to further their education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institutions and universities within the Washington, D.C. area. 

“Diversity in the security industry is a societal and business imperative because cyber and physical security impacts every one of us.,” said Steve Van Till, founder and CEO of Brivo. “We look forward to helping underrepresented students build careers in the security industry and hope the NextGen Scholarship Program plays an impactful role in fueling positive change.”

The NextGen Scholarship Program is open to students who are continuing or re-enrolling at community colleges or undergraduate 4-year institutions in Maryland and Washington D.C., as well as students currently enrolled at the following universities:

  • Howard University
  • Montgomery College
  • Morgan State University
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Towson University

Brivo is focused on supporting underrepresented students attending local area schools, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The process involves submitting an application with a recommendation and academic transcript, as well as writing a 500-750 word personal essay about how the candidate plans to promote diversity in the security industry. 

In addition to the launch of the NextGen Scholarship Program, Brivo has already extended eight internship opportunities to undergraduate, recent graduates and MBA students earlier this year in data science, marketing, and software engineering roles, among others. One intern, Catherine Baird, has since accepted an offer to work full-time as a software engineer at Brivo.

Catherine shared, “As an intern at Brivo, I had the opportunity to work on innovative projects alongside talented engineers who were committed to excellence. I wanted my engineering journey to continue here, and to continue working among the creators of the security-tech future.” 

The deadline to apply for scholarship is August 31, 2021. To learn more about the program or to apply, please visit the Brivo NextGen Scholarship site. Scholarships will be awarded and announced on September 27, 2021.

About Brivo
Brivo is the global leader in mobile, cloud-based access control for commercial real estate, multifamily residential, and large distributed enterprises. Our comprehensive product ecosystem and open API provide businesses with powerful digital tools to increase security automation, elevate employee and tenant experience, and improve the safety of all people and assets in the built environment. Having created the category over twenty years ago, Brivo’s building access platform is now the digital foundation for the largest collection of customer facilities in the world, trusted by more than 23 million users occupying over 300M square feet of secured space in 42 countries. 

Our dedication to simply better security means providing the best technology and support to property owners, managers, and tenants as they look for more from buildings where they live, work, and play. Our comprehensive product suite includes access control, smart readers, touchless mobile credentials, visitor management, occupancy monitoring, health and safety features, and integrated video surveillance, smart locks, and intercoms. Valued for its simple installation, high-reliability backbone, and rich API partner network, Brivo also has the longest track record of cybersecurity audits and privacy protections in the industry.

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