Pacific West Academy is proud to offer our own Scholarship Program to provide financial aid to eligible recipients.
What if I can’t afford the training?
Pacific West Academy does its utmost to help prospective security agents with job placement. For this reason, there are options for those who qualify in the form of scholarship programs. The training academy at Advanced Security Concepts was tasked with developing a way to help select individuals who have the desire to obtain quality training from a recognized institution, but may need financial assistance.
About the Pacific West Academy Scholarship Program
The Pacific West Academy scholarship program enables the recipients to study at Pacific West Academy at a reduced cost based on academic and financial need. Any prospective student is allowed to apply for the scholarship, veterans and nonveterans alike. Pacific West Academy has established the following procedures to qualify for a scholarship:
- Scholarships will be awarded based on leadership abilities, desire to work in the security field, character, and financial need
- Applicants who are not selected may reapply for awards quarterly (with resubmission of documents)
Pacific West Academy may award scholarships to individuals based on the following criteria:
- Submission completed application documents
- Possess a desire to pursue educational and career goals in high-end and executive protection
- Submission of current documents that show financial need
- Submission of a personal essay stating reasons why prospective student should qualify for scholarship
Deadline for Submission
- Deadline for submission is 30 days prior to the start of the first course in that specific training month.
- Pacific West Academy values and encourages the interest and involvement of all students wishing to apply for the scholarships.
- All prospective students should inquire for more details and how to apply by contacting Pacific West Academy: 16117 Covello Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406.
Our Students Say
I've been in Executive Protection here in LA since returning from a tour in Iraq in 2005. I think a lot of people who are interested in this field are under the misconception that being a cop, soldier or bouncer will give them all the tools they need to be effective in the EP field. Far from it. These jobs may provide a foundation but they don't provide a true understanding of the dynamics of Executive Protection. Your course was a good introduction to the ins and outs (and potential pitfalls) of EP work. Whether or not someone is new to the field or, like me, just trying to maintain perishable skills, I highly recommend this course.Don Los Angeles, CA
I just wanted to thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend your CPR course. I know your focus is primarily training bodyguards but as a mother of two I wanted to learn CPR 'just in case.' I never realized there was such a difference between CPR for adults and CPR for infants. I now feel comfortable that if something bad were to happen I have the ability to do CPR. Thank you again.Larissa Courpus Christi, TX
As a former law enforcement officer I thought I had a pretty good understanding of what it would take to be a good Executive Protection Specialist but it's a whole different ball game when you don't have the weight of a badge behind you. Although this course was basically fundamentals, I felt it helped bridge the gap between my experience as a law enforcement officer and the EP field. Although I had done a lot of similar range work before I found the firearms portion of the course work to be very professional and well executed and could see how this would be a great course for someone new to the field. Thanks for a great course.Josh Huntington Beach, CA
I just want to say thank you to ASC for everything. After I graduated I got a call from ****** Security about my interview that I had with them on the last day of school. They said that the skill set and training I received from ASC (along with my military background) place me far beyond the average person who applied for a job with their company. And because of that they want to hire me not as a security guard, but as a shift supervisor. I couldn't believe it. One of my fears about starting my career and security was that I would graduate from training and not receive any job offers. However since graduating ASC I've been offered two jobs (one as a supervisor and one as a guard) and the pay for both are great. The money I'm going to start making is way more than what I was before so for that I want to say thank you. It was because of you guys that my life changed course and now the possibilities are ever-changing. Be sure to pass my thanks to Connor, Omer, Ryan, Jake, Ian, Steve and the rest of the guys.Jovidean Sun Valley, CA