ESA Youth Scholarship Program Applications Open for 2020

ESA Youth Scholarship Program Applications Open for 2020
Jillian Bateman — December 4, 2019

ESA is now accepting entries to its 2020 ESA Youth Scholarship Program — a philanthropic endeavor that aims to support the futures of children of first responders. The national-level ESA scholarship will award $7,500 for first place and $2,500 for second place.

2019 ESA Youth Scholarship Program recipient Emma Fatzaun hugs her father after her acceptance speech at ESX 2019.

The electronic security industry works intimately with the public safety sector. Police, firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs offer a vital service to our communities, in our shared goal of keeping people, places and property safe.

To give back to this group that so positively impacts the communities around us, ESA developed the ESA Youth Scholarship Program, which has contributed over $700,500 to deserving 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.

Scholarships for Children of First Responders

This year, 14 state associations across the nation will join forces with ESA in a programmatic effort to support the families of first responders. Winners will be selected from each state and will then compete at the national level for ESA’s first and second place awards. Winners from each state and the first-round ESA award will be automatically considered for an additional national ESA Scholarship in the amount of $7,500 for first place and $2,500 for second place.

The first-place winner will be honored with her/his first responder parent and presented with a check before the industry at the Electronic Security Expo on June 11 in Nashville.

Applications can be found at:

These scholarship awards are made possible by partners COPS Monitoring and DMP.