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Executive Security Operations Conference 
Scholarships

The Board of Executive Protection Professionals has implemented several initiatives aimed at "paying it forward," giving back to and enhancing the industry. Among these initiatives is the BEPP's Scholarship Program, designed to pay respect to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the protection of others.
 

The BEPP is extremely humbled and proud to announce the following three scholarships:

  1. Military Veteran Memorial Scholarship in memory of Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent Stephen Eric Sullivan.

  2. Young Professional Memorial Scholarship in memory of in memory of those brave and honorable protectors that are gone but not forgotten. 

  3. Jacqueline & Madelyn Rose Memorial Scholarship for female practitioners in memory of Jacqueline and Madelyn Rose Montanaro.


The intent is to provide a meaningful way to honor these individuals while carrying their legacy forward into future generations of protection professionals.

Jacqueline & Madelyn Rose

Memorial Scholarship

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This Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to Supervisory CBP Officer Jacqueline Montanaro and her youngest daughter, Madelyn Rose Montanaro.

Eligibility:

Women providing Executive Protection

 

Requirements:

  • Submit a current Resume/CV with EP experience

  • Submit a short (2 paragraph) essay on EP from your perspective

  • Submission Due Date :  NLT 15 May 2023 

  • Email submission:  Subject: J&M Memorial Scholarship standards@ep-board.org

Young Professional

Scholarship

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In Memory of those brave and honorable protectors that are gone but not forgotten. 

Eligibility:

Young Professionals in EP (less than 5 years experience)

 

Requirements:

  • Submit a current Resume/CV with EP experience

  • Submit a short (2 paragraph) essay on EP from your perspective

  • Submission Due Date :  NLT 15 May 2023

  • Email submission: Subject: The Young Professional Memorial Scholarship standards@ep-board.org

Military, Veteran

Scholarship

This Scholarship is being awarded in honor of the devotion Jacqueline had to protecting others, which ultimately led to her becoming a federal law enforcement officer, certified Personal Protection Specialist, and evasive driving instructor with Vehicle Dynamics Institute.

 

She gave the last full measure of that devotion in January 2023 when she entered her home, which was engulfed in flames, in an attempt to rescue her daughter, Madelyn Rose. In that moment of truth, Jacqueline exhibited the courage and dedication that professional protectors strive to embody in the face of tremendous personal risk.

 

With this scholarship, the Board of Executive Protection Professionals is seeking to inspire female protection practitioners to continue their professional development while setting a positive example for those following in their footsteps.

Award*:

  • 1 Ticket to the ESO Conference

  • 3 nights at the Loews Hotel (June 7-9, 2023)

This Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to all those who have devoted their lives to protecting others.   

This scholarship is being awarded to recognize and honor the devotion to duty, professionalism, selflessness and tenacity, required to provide close personal protection.

This award is in memory of our brother and sister protectors who have served the United States in government or private security and are gone, but forever remembered for their service to this great nation. 

 

Through the Young Professionals Scholarship, the Board of Executive Protection Professionals seeks to provide an opportunity for  up-and-comers in the executive protection field to gain insight into the principles and standards, such as ethics and  integrity, which true leaders hold themselves to.  

Award*:

  • 1 Ticket to the ESO Conference

  • 3 nights at the Loews Hotel (June 7-9, 2023)

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This Scholarship is awarded in memory of U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security Special Agent Stephen Eric “Sully” Sullivan, who was also a former USMC Field Radio Operator and U.S. Navy Corpsman.

Eligibility:

Prior military service (4 years Active Duty), or current Active Duty

 

Requirements:

  • Submit a current Resume/CV with EP experience

  • Submit a short (2 paragraph) essay on EP from your perspective

  • Submission Due Date :  NLT 15 May 2023

  • Email submission: Subject: Veteran Scholarship standards@ep-board.org

This scholarship is awarded to recognize the dedication and commitment to service which Special Agent Sullivan personified through his military and government service.

 

Special Agent Sullivan’s reputation for professionalism and exceptional performance was widely recognized, and highly respected, among his peers at the U.S. State Department, as well as his contemporaries in other agencies, to include the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Army CID, U.S. Navy NCIS, U.S. Air Force OSI, with whom he interacted regularly while posted in Afghanistan and Iraq.

 

He died in Mosul, Iraq in September 2005, while serving as Assistant Regional Security Officer, when a suicide bomber attacked the motorcade, he was traveling in.

 

With the Military Veteran  Scholarship, the Board of Executive Protection Professionals seeks to provide military veterans, including those still serving on Active Duty, an opportunity to improve their ability to perform to the highest professional standard while providing executive protection.

Award*:

  • 1 Ticket to the ESO Conference

  • 3 nights at the Loews Hotel (June 7-9, 2023)

*Award does not include flights, or other logistics expenses associated with the ESO Conference.  Award covers conference entry fee of $399,  hotel room fee of $747.

Award has no cash value and can not be sold or transferred.

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