ESA Youth Scholarship Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

March 01

Awarded By

Electronic Security Association (ESA)

Award Amount

The national winner will receive a scholarship of $7,500. Second place will receive $2,500. Each national representative who wins a state competition will also receive $1,000.


Two national awards, as well as a scholarship for each state representative of the 19 participating state chapters.

Additional Information

ESA and participating Charted 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. Students who reside in a participating state must enter their state-level scholarship program to be considered for national awards. Students who reside in a state without an ESA chapter or in a non-participating state should submit their applications directly to ESA. ESA will select one of these students as the national nominee to compete with the state winners. 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 point average, 25 points; SAT or ACT scores, 30 points; essay, 25 points; academic prizes, awards, hobbies, school and outside extracurricular activities, 20 points. Please note: Children of the following types of employees do not qualify for this program: administrative staff of a police/fire department; DHS, FBI and other federal employees; and reserve officers, part-time sheriff's deputies and retired, deceased or disabled employees.

Deadline Info

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please che ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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