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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HOW TO APPLY
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
Irving, TX 75038
The deadline has passed. ESA is no longer accepting applications for the 2014 Youth Scholarship Program.
If you are an ESA member interested in starting the program in your state or chapter, contact Laurie Knox at:
phone: (888) 447-1689
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."
Congratulations 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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