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About NCESA's Youth Scholarship Program - Applications Due Monday, May 4,  2020

Scholarships to Support the Futures of the Sons and Daughters of First Responders

The electronic security industry works intimately with the public safety sector. We appreciate the contribution that police, firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs offer to our communities. To show this appreciation, the program was developed to provide college scholarship awards to their deserving sons or daughters.

Since its launch in 1996, ESA's Youth Scholarship Program has contributed thousands of dollars to students attending higher education institutions across our country. In fact, more than $700,500 has been awarded by ESA and its participating Chapters.

High school seniors who have a commitment to excellence and are inspired by the work their First Responder parent(s) do in our communities, are invited to apply.

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Required Documents for applying for 2020 NECSA Youth Scholarship


  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official SAT/ACT Scores
  • College Acceptance Letter
  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation (from high school counselor, teacher or outside agency.)
  • Proof of Parent's Occupation (copy of ID or supervisory letter on station letterhead is acceptable.)
  • Essay Prompt: "What it means to me to have my parent/guardian involved in securing our community." (500-1,000 words)
  • Completed Community Service Form

Step 1:
 Students apply to their respective state chapters, or ESA.

Step 2: Each chapter will announce a first place winner, and ESA will also announce a winner. Scholarship money will be awarded to all winners.

Step 3: All State Chapter Winners and the ESA Winner will be entered into an overall National Award, where winners will be considered to win an additional $7,500 to the overall first place winner and $2,500 to the overall second place winner.

Step 4: The first place overall winner and the student's First Responder parent will be invited to attend the Electronic Security Expo, June 11 in Nashville, where they will be officially acknowledged and presented with a check.

Have a question about membership? Contact us executivedirector@nc-esa.org.

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