This state award is brought to you by your local ESA Chapter: ELECTRONIC SECURITY ASSOCIATION OF VIRGINIA

What you’ll need to complete this application

  • Official High School Transcripts
  • 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
    “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 apply to their respective state chapters, or ESA.
Step 2: Each chapter will announce a first place winner, and ESA will also announce a winner. Scholarship money will be awarded to all winners.
Step 3: All State Chapter Winners and the ESA Winner will be entered into an overall National Award, where winners will be considered to win an additional $7,500 to the overall first place winner and $2,500 to the overall second place winner.
Step 4: The first place overall winner and the student’s first responder parent will be invited to attend the Electronic Security Expo, June 6 in Indianapolis, where they will be officially acknowledged and presented with a check.

Sorry, but we are no longer accepting submissions for the 2019 ESA Scholarship Program (VA).


Jim Ragsdale
Phone: (434) 979-7979
[email protected]

Friday, March 01


Overall State Winner: $1,500
Five Regional Winners: $500