ESA of Washington


ESA of Washington
PO Box 73087
Puyallup, WA 98373

Phone: 360-739-7772


2018 Scholarship Program of ESA of Washington

The Electronic Security Association of Washington (ESA-WA), a chapter of the Electronic Security Association (ESA), is pleased to announce the availability of a college scholarship award to sons and daughters of active duty police and fire personnel.

The scholarship award, in the amount of $2,500 is available to qualified high school seniors.  In addition, the winner of the Washington State Chapter scholarship will be entered in the ESA National scholarship competition, where two additional scholarships are awarded, $7,500 for First Place and $2,500 for Second Place.  We would love to see a student from Washington win on the National level, too!

Our members are companies that sell, design, install, maintain and monitor electronic burglar and fire alarm systems. This scholarship award is a small way for our industry to say thanks to our very dedicated public safety community, and to help pay for an advanced education for deserving students.


In 1996, the Electronic Security Association launched the Youth Scholarship Program. The program was created to promote goodwill among the electronic life safety and security industry and police and fire officers by providing college scholarship awards to their deserving sons or daughters.

Through the Youth Scholarship Program, thousands of dollars have been given to students attending higher education institutions across our country. In fact, more than $633,500 has been given out by the participating states and ESA.

Today, ESA and participating Chartered Chapter Associations are involved in the scholarship program. The first-place winner of each state's program is automatically considered for the national ESA Youth Scholarship Program awards.
Awards are based on a combination of academic achievement, national test scores, extracurricular participation and the essay. In addition to completing the application and submitting the appropriate documentation, each student must write an essay explaining "What it means to me to have my parent or guardian involved in securing our community."


This year, 16 ESA Chartered Chapters will take part in the Youth Scholarship Program including Washington State.

This year the application process is online. Please go to  All of the instructions will be within the online application.

The application deadline for the 2018 ESA Youth Scholarship Program is March 23, 2018.


1. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age and not older than 20. He or she must be a graduating high school senior who will receive a diploma from an accredited high school, located within the state where they apply. Home schooled students and students attending military or boarding schools are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be accepted for admission to an accredited college or university, matriculating the following year.

2. Each eligible student must have a father, mother or natural guardian who meets the following qualifications:

a. The student’s school must be located in the state where the parent is a full-time active employee OR within a 100-mile radius of where the parent is a full-time active employee.

b. Parent must be a full-time paid member of the police or sheriff’s department or fire department. Parent/guardian may also be a volunteer member of a fire department.

c. Parent or guardian must be an active duty police officer, firefighter, paramedic, EMT (public sector), Fire Chief, Police Chief or Fire Marshal.   Children of administrative staff do not qualify.

d. Children of DHS, FBI and other Federal employees do not qualify.

e. Children of reserve officers, part-time sheriff’s deputies and retired or deceased employees do not qualify.

3. All materials become the property of the ESA of Washington and ESA. By submitting an application and essay, the student grants permission to publish any and all essays. Applicants also agree that if they win, they will cooperate in publicity efforts, including (but not limited to) participating in interviews with state and national ESA communications, local, trade and national press, and submitting photos for inclusion in state chapter and national publications, press materials and online. Applicants will be required to meet with the local ESA chapter for an award presentation ceremony.

4. Awards are based on a combination of academic achievement, national test scores, extracurricular participation and the essay. All decisions are final. The score is based on the following:

Grade Average                                                 20 Points
SAT Scores or ACT                                            20 Points
Essay                                                               20 Points
Verified Community Service                              25 Points
Academic prizes, awards, hobbies, school       15 Points
and outside extracurricular activities  
                                    Total                          100 Points


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