The Electronic Security Association (ESA) announces the opening of the Electronic Security Association Scholarship! Since it’s founding in 1996, the ESA’s Youth Scholarship Program has awarded more than $733,750 to deserving students!
Who is eligible to apply for the The Electronic Security Association Scholarship?
1. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior who will receive a diploma from an accredited high school. The high school must be located within the state where they apply. All applicants must be between the ages of fifteen and twenty years old. In addition to public and private schools, home schooled students and students attending military are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be accepted for admission to an accredited college or university with plans to attend the following year.
2. Each eligible student must have a father, mother or natural guardian who meets the following qualifications:
- One of the applicant’s parents must be a full-time paid member of the police/sheriff’s department or fire department. They may also be a volunteer member of a fire department.
- The parent or guardian must be an active duty police officer, firefighter, paramedic, or EMT (public sector).
- Children of DHS, FBI, and other Federal employees do not qualify.
- Children of reserve officers, part-time sheriff’s deputies and retired, deceased or disabled employees do not qualify.
GPA, standardized testing, community service, extracurriculars, and the strength of essays help select the winners!
What is the amount of the Electronic Security Association Scholarship?
The first-place winner receives a $7,500 scholarship, and the second-place winner receives a $2,500 scholarship!
When is the scholarship application due?
The application deadline varies by which state chapter you are applying to. If your state does not have a chapter, the general deadline is due May 4th!
Best of luck to all applicants!!