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Vivint Contributes $10,000 to ESA Youth Scholarship Program

Wednesday, November 28, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Communications
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is pleased to announce that Vivint has stepped up as the exclusive sponsor of the 2013 ESA Youth Scholarship Program through its generous contribution of $10,000.

For Immediate Release

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Vivint Contributes $10,000 to ESA Youth Scholarship Program
Exclusive Sponsorship Allows for Additional Scholarship Awards

Irving, Texas (November 28, 2012) — The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is pleased to announce that Vivint has stepped up as the exclusive sponsor of the 2013 ESA Youth Scholarship Program through its generous contribution of $10,000.

The ESA Youth Scholarship Program was created in 1996 and since then the association and its affiliated Chartered Chapters have donated more than $300,000 in scholarship funds to children of law enforcement officers, firefighters and other active duty public safety officials.

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. Previously, scholarships had been awarded to first- and second-place entries only. In addition to sponsoring the national scholarship program, Vivint will be contributing additional funding and resources to support enhanced scholarship initiatives in select markets.

Vivint is one of the largest security and home automation companies in North America. Operating from offices throughout the United States and Canada, the company serves more than 675,000 customers.

Vivint’s sponsorship of the ESA Youth Scholarship Program is an extension of their Vivint Gives Back program, created to alleviate hardship and restore hope for families in need. Since its inception in 2008, Vivint Gives Back has participated in activities from cleanup after Hurricane Sandy to building homes for Habitat For Humanity, to adopting local elementary schools where children are living below national poverty levels.

"Vivint’s commitment to protecting families goes far beyond our products and services; it’s ingrained in our company culture. Partnering with the ESA Youth Scholarship Program is a wonderful opportunity to honor our local communities and support our youth’s desire to further their education," said Alex Dunn, Vivint’s chief operations officer.

Scholarship awards are based on a combination of academic achievement, national test scores, extracurricular participation and an essay. Each eligible student must have a father, mother or natural guardian who is an active duty public service officer. Students who apply are required to write an essay titled, "What it means to me to have my parent or guardian involved in securing our community.”

For complete scholarship rules and a list of participating states, visit ESA’s Web site at www.ESAweb.org/scholarship. For more information about ESA’s Youth Scholarship Program sponsored by Vivint.

ABOUT ESA

Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the largest trade association representing the electronic life safety and security industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chapter associations, ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. ESA may be reached at (888) 447-1689 or on the Web at www.ESAweb.org.