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About NCSLVA's Youth Scholarship Program - Applications Due Monday, May 14,  2021

Scholarships to Support the Futures of the Sons and Daughters of First Responders

The electronic security industry works intimately with the public safety sector. We appreciate the contribution that police, firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs offer to our communities. To show this appreciation, the program was developed to provide college scholarship awards to their deserving sons or daughters.

Since its launch in 1996, ESA's Youth Scholarship Program has contributed thousands of dollars to students attending higher education institutions across our country. In fact, more than $700,500 has been awarded by ESA and its participating Chapters.

High school seniors who have a commitment to excellence and are inspired by the work their First Responder parent(s) do in our communities, are invited to apply.

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Required Documents for applying for 2021 NCSLVA Youth Scholarship


  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official SAT/ACT Scores (optional for 2021)
  • 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 Prompt: "What it means to me to have my parent/guardian involved in securing our community." (500-1,000 words)
  • NEW: (Optional) video upload of student explaining how COVID has impacted them.
  • Completed Community Service Form

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.

Have a question about membership? Contact us

Call : (919) 823-4171

PO Box 1038
Wake Forest, NC 27588

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