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ESA Youth Scholarship Program



Vivint Contributes $10,000 to Scholarship Program

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is pleased to announce that Vivint has stepped up as the exclusive sponsor of the 2014 ESA Youth Scholarship Program through its generous contribution of $10,000. The extra sponsorship dollars will allow ESA to award a $10,000 scholarship to the first-place winner, $5,000 for second-place, $3,500 for third and $1,500 for fourth.


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This year, 19 ESA Chartered Chapters will take part in the Youth Scholarship Program. Please check the list below to see if you reside in one of these states. Applicants who live in a participating state must apply directly to the Chartered Chapter.For official deadlines, please contact your state's program by using the information listed below. The representative in each state will give you the deadlines and other important information.

Students living in non-participating states may send applications directly to ESA:

ESA Youth Scholarship Program
6333 North State Hwy. 161
Suite 350
Irving, TX 75038


The deadline has passed. ESA is no longer accepting applications for the 2014 Youth Scholarship Program.

Contact Information
If you are an ESA member interested in starting the program in your state or chapter, contact Shannon Murphy at:

phone: (888) 447-1689
ext. 6835


About the Youth Scholarship Program

In 1996, the Electronic Security Association launched the Youth Scholarship Program. The program was created to promote goodwill among the electronic life safety and security industry and police and fire officers by providing college scholarship awards to their deserving sons or daughters.

Through the Youth Scholarship Program, thousands of dollars have been given to students attending higher education institutions across our country. In fact, more than $457,000 has been given out by the participating states and ESA.

Today, ESA and participating Chartered Chapter Associations are involved in the scholarship program. The first-place winner of each state's program is automatically considered for the national ESA Youth Scholarship Program awards.

Students who reside in a participating state must enter their state-level scholarship program to be considered for the national awards. Students who reside in a state without an ESA chapter or in a non-participating state should submit their applications directly to ESA. ESA will select one of these students as the national nominee to compete with the state winners. This student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. (See below for a list of participating chapters.)

Each state program awards scholarships at various levels; check with your participating ESA chapter for information on specific state award levels. ESA awards a total of $20,000 in scholarships to deserving students - a first-place award of $10,000, a second-place award of $5,000, a third-place award of $3,500 and a fourth-place award of $1,500.

Awards are based on a combination of academic achievement, national test scores, extracurricular participation and the essay. In addition to completing the application and submitting the appropriate documentation, each student must write an essay explaining "What it means to me to have my parent or guardian involved in securing our community."

Past Winners

3Congratulations to Mackenzie McDonald of Erie, Pa., first-place winner of a $10,000 scholarship in the 2014 ESA Youth Scholarship Program. Congratulations also go to second-place winner Justin Hunsaker of Mesa, Ariz., who received a $5,000 scholarship; third-place winner Bethany Spatz of Vancouver, Wash., who received a $3,500 scholarship; and fourth-place winner Quinntana Reid of Las Vegas, Nev., who received a $1,500 scholarship.

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Cameron Hein
2013 First Place Youth Scholarship Program Winner
Read his essay.


Emma Soneson
2012 First Place Youth Scholarship Program Winner
Read her essay and see find out how she's putting her scholarship to use at Yale.

Brian Roxas
2011 First Place Youth Scholarship Program Winner
Read his essay.



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    Participating Chapters


    Executive Director Susan Brenton
    Arizona Alarm Association
    2158 N. Gilbert, #116
    Mesa, AZ 85203
    Phone: (480) 831-1318

    New Jersey
    Executive Director Christine Higgins
    New Jersey Electronic Security Association
    150 West State Street, Suite 110
    Trenton, NJ 08608
    Phone: (609) 695-4444
    Fax: (609) 392-2664

    Executive Director Jerry Lenander
    California Alarm Association
    333 Washington Blvd #433
    Marina del Rey, CA 90292
    Phone: (800) 437-7658
    Fax: (800) 490-9682

    New York
    Executive Director Dale Eller
    New York State Electronic Security Association
    234 Hudson Avenue
    PMB 9401
    Albany, NY 12210
    P: (800) 556-9232 (NY) or
    (814) 838-0301 (Outside NY)
    F: (814) 838-5127

    Executive Director Pat Shea Remes
    Connecticut Alarm & Systems Integrators Association
    PO Box 7230
    Wilton, CT 06897
    Phone: (203) 762-2444
    Fax: (203) 762-9211

    North Carolina
    Executive Director Lee Campbell
    North Carolina Electronic Security Association
    2501 Aerial Center Parkway, Suite 103
    Morrisville, NC 27560
    Phone: (919) 465-2021
    Fax: (919) 459-2075


    Rick Seymour
    ESA Florida
    CSI: Palm Beach
    1333 53rd St.
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    Phone: (561) 688-1070
    Fax: (561) 689-1252

    Executive Director Beverly Bailey
    ESA Ohio
    1145 Slade Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43235-4052
    Phone/Fax: (800) 746-2322

    Karen Sullivan, Scholarship Committee Chairperson
    Georgia Electronic Life Safety & Systems Association
    PO Box 1438
    Jonesboro, GA 30237
    Phone: (800) 948-9531 ext. 108
    Cell: (678) 898-3567
    Fax: (770) 692-2892

    Executive Director Dale Eller
    Pennsylvania Burglar & Fire Alarm Association
    c/o ITZ Solutions
    3718 West Lake Rd.
    Erie, PA 16505
    Phone: (800) 458-8512
    or (814) 838-3093 (outside PA)
    Fax: (814) 838-5127

    Karen Maples
    ESA Indiana
    6161 East 75th Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46250
    Phone: (317) 806-3749
    Fax: (317) 806-3797

    Executive Director Penny Brooks
    Tennessee Electronic Security Association
    PO Box 150062
    Nashville, TN 37215
    Phone: (615) 791-9590
    Fax: (615) 791-1811

    Executive Director Jean Novy
    Kentucky Electronic Security Association
    PO Box 11162
    Shorewood, WI 53211
    Phone: (502) 475-2340
    Fax: (877) 893-6511
    Executive Director Michelle Best
    ESA Utah
    358 South 700 East
    Suite B #602
    Salt Lake City, UT 84102
    Phone: (801) 982-9083

    Executive Director Gwen Clavelle
    Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association
    208 W Gloria Switch Road, Ste. 112
    Lafayette, LA 70507
    Phone: (337) 886-7282
    Fax: (337) 886-7284

    Jim Ragsdale
    ESA Virginia
    Scholarship Committee Chair
    918 Monticello Rd
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Phone: (434) 979-7979
    Fax: (434) 979-7980

    Nevada (Clark County Residents Only)
    Executive Director Jeanne Palmer
    Nevada Security Association
    205 N. Stephanie St., Suite D#170
    Henderson, NV 89074
    Phone: (701) 551-4672


    Executive Director Reta Waldrop
    ESA Washington
    23607 Hwy 99 STE. 2C
    Edmonds, WA 98026
    Phone: (425) 778-6162
    Fax: (425) 771-9588

    Maureen Mecham
    Wisconsin Electronic Security Association
    Scholarship Committee Chair
    PO Box 11657
    Shorewood, WI 53211
    Phone: (414) 459-3260
    Fax: (877) 572-4713