The Colorado Scholarship is Brought to you by the Colorado Burglar and Fire Alarm Association

What you’ll need to complete this application

  • Official High School Transcripts
    Must be converted to 4.0 scale for consideration.
  • 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
    Please answer: “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 should apply directly to their participating state (where first responder parent serves) or if state is not listed, to ESA directly. *Apply below if parent serves in CO.*

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

Step 3: The ESA winner and winners from each participating state will be entered into an overall national award, where winners will be considered to win an additional $12,000 to the overall first place winner and $4,000 to the overall second place winner.

Step 4: The first place national winner and the student’s first responder parent will be flown out to Fort Worth, TX, acknowledged on the ESX Stage on June 15 and presented with a check.



Jeanne Palmer


Friday, April 1



In addition to this prize, the winner will automatically be entered as a finalist into the ESA National Scholarship:
First Place: $12,000
Second Place: $4,000

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