ESA Scholarships for Children of First Responders

2024 Program is Now Open for Entries!


The ESA Youth Scholarship Program has contributed more than $887,000 to deserving children of first responders throughout the nation. High school seniors who have a commitment to excellence and are inspired by the work their parent(s) do in our communities, are invited to apply.

Students whose parents serve in a participating state must apply in that state. If state is not listed below with a participating association, students should apply directly to ESA below.

Over 20 awards will be given! First round winners from each state and the ESA award will be automatically considered for an additional National ESA Scholarship Prize of: $12,000 first place and $3,000 second place.


Donate to the Scholarship Program

If you live in a participating state, apply directly to your local ESA state association.
Don’t see your state listed? Apply directly to ESA.

Special Thanks to Scholarship Fund Supporters, Including:


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