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. Click here to read more.
2013 Scholarship Winners Announced Congratulations to Cameron Hein of Pinckney, Mich., first-place winner of a $10,000 scholarship in the 2013 ESA Youth Scholarship Program. Congratulations also go to second-place winner Courtney DuBois of Chandler, Ariz.., who received a $5,000 scholarship; third-place winner Allison Gordon of Carlsbad, Calif., who received a $3,500 scholarship; and fourth-place winner Ellen Bley of North Bend, Ohio, who received a $1,500 scholarship.
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 $390,000 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."
Brian Roxas 2011 First Place Youth Scholarship Program Winner Read his essay.
Clair Williams 2010 First Place Youth Scholarship Program Winner Read her essay.
Important Dates for 2014
Click here to download the 2014 ESA Youth Scholarship Application
March 28, 2014 is the application deadline for students who do not reside in one of the participating chapters listed below.
Please note: Some participating states may have earlier application deadlines than March 28, 2014. For official deadlines, please contact your state's program directly by using the information listed below.
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
ESA Youth Scholarship Program 6333 North State Hwy.161 Suite 350 Irving, TX 75038
Arizona Executive Director Susan Brenton Arizona Alarm Association 2158 N. Gilbert, #116 Mesa, AZ 85203 Phone: (480) 831-1318 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
California Executive Director Jerry Lenander California Alarm Association 333 Washington Blvd #433 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 Phone: (800) 437-7658 Fax: (800) 490-9682 info@CAAonline.org
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 Info@NYBFA.org
Connecticut Executive Director Pat Shea Remes Connecticut Alarm & Systems Integrators Association PO Box 7230 Wilton, CT 06897 Phone: (203) 762-2444 Fax: (203) 762-9211 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Florida Rick Seymour ESA Florida CSI: Palm Beach 1333 53rd St. West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Phone: (561) 688-1070 Fax: (561) 689-1252 email@example.com
Ohio Executive Director Beverly Bailey ESA Ohio 1145 Slade Avenue Columbus, OH 43235-4052 Phone/Fax: (800) 746-2322 firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia 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 email@example.com
Pennsylvania 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Indiana Karen Maples ESA Indiana 6161 East 75th Street Indianapolis, IN 46250 Phone: (317) 806-3749 Fax: (317) 806-3797 email@example.com
Tennessee Executive Director Penny Brooks Tennessee Electronic Security Association PO Box 150062 Nashville, TN 37215 Phone: (615) 791-9590 Fax: (615) 791-1811 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kentucky Executive Director Jean Novy Kentucky Electronic Security Association PO Box 11162 Shorewood, WI 53211 Phone: (502) 475-2340 Fax: (877) 893-6511 email@example.com
Utah Executive Director Michelle Best ESA Utah 358 South 700 East Suite B #602 Salt Lake City, UT 84102 Phone: (801) 982-9083 firstname.lastname@example.org
Louisiana 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 email@example.com
Virginia Jim Ragsdale ESA Virginia Scholarship Committee Chair 918 Monticello Rd Charlottesville, VA 22902 Phone: (434) 979-7979 Fax: (434) 979-7980 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Washington Executive Director Reta Waldrop ESA Washington 23607 Hwy 99 STE. 2C Edmonds, WA 98026 Phone: (425) 778-6162 Fax: (425) 771-9588 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wisconsin Maureen Mecham Wisconsin Electronic Security Association Scholarship Committee Chair PO Box 11657 Shorewood, WI 53211 Phone: (414) 459-3260 Fax: (877) 572-4713 email@example.com