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
Optional/not required in 2021. Student’s GPA will be more heavily weighted if test scores are not available due to COVID restrictions.
- College Acceptance Letter
- 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.
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
- NEW: (Optional) video upload of student explaining how COVID has impacted them.
Step 1: Students should apply directly to their participating state (where first responder parent serves) or if state is not listed, to ESA directly
Step 2: Each participating state and the national Electronic Security Association will announce a first place winner. Scholarship money will be awarded to all first round 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 $13,000 to the overall first place winner and $4,500 to the overall second place winner.
Step 4: The first place national winner and the student’s first responder parent will be acknowledged and presented with a check.