The Electronic Security Association, like the AFSA (which we have profiled), is an organization concerned with public safety. Each year they offer the Electronic Security Association Scholarship.
In 1996, the Electronic Security Association (ESA, formerly NBFAA) launched the Youth Scholarship Program. The program was created to promote goodwill among the electronic systems industry and police and fire officials by providing college scholarship awards to their deserving sons or daughters.
Apply online through the ESA website. This is a really cool opportunity, because it is on both the state and national level, so check out if your state has an ESA chapter. The state awards are $1,000 and the national awards are $7,500 for first place and $2,500 for second place.
The deadline for applications for the ESA Scholarship is March 31, 2011. The scholarship committee will consider a variety of factors. The methodology from the ESA website is:
- SAT/ACT Scores 30%
- GPA 25%
- Essay 25%
- Community involvement/extracurricular activities 20%
The essay topic to talk about “What it means to me to have my parent or guardian involved in securing our community.”
If you are applying from a state without an ESA chapter, you should mail in your entry to:
ESA Youth Scholarship Program
2300 Valley View Lane, Suite 230
Irving , TX 75062
However, if applicants from a state with an ESA chapter (CA, CT, GA, IN, KY, LA, NJ, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WA, WI) should send their applications to the chapter office.
As always, best of luck and if this scholarship does not apply to you, e-mail it to a friend who does qualify for it!