The Electronic Security Association (ESA) developed the ESA Youth Scholarship Program — a philanthropic endeavor that aims to support the futures of children of first responders (including police, firefighters, EMT). To date, more than $733,750 has been awarded to high school seniors who hold a commitment to excellence and are inspired by the work their first responder parent(s) do in the line of duty each day.
ESA is now accepting entries to its 2021 ESA Youth Scholarship Program. Currently, the scholarship finalists from participating states will compete for an overall ESA National Scholarship award of $7,500 for first place and $2,500 for second place.
This year, 14 state associations across the nation will join forces with ESA in a programmatic effort to support the families of first responders. Recipients will be selected from each state and then compete at the national level for ESA’s first and second place awards.
Online donations, which will enhance these awards, are now available to the electronic security and life safety channel supporters who are interested in contributing. All donations will go directly into the scholarship awards for high school seniors across the country.
The scholarship awards are made possible by ESA's partners COPS Monitoring and DMP.