The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is accepting applications for the 2010 Youth Scholarship Program which will award $10,000 in scholarships to two children of active duty police officers and firefighters. The first place winner will receive $7,500 to put toward their college education and the second place winner will receive $2,500. Eligible students have until March 31 to submit their applications.
Eligible students must be between 15 and 20 years old, a graduating high school senior and have been accepted for admission to an accredited college or university. Each eligible student must have a father, mother or natural guardian who is a full-time police officer or fire fighter. Students will be required to write an essay entitled, “What it means to me to have my parent or guardian involved in securing our community.”
The deadline for submitting applications directly to ESA is March 31. Participating states may have earlier deadlines. For complete scholarship rules and a list of participating states visit ESA’s Web site at www.alarm.org and click on Public Safety.