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February 12, 2013 > Scholarships available for children of police and fire officials

Scholarships available for children of police and fire officials

Submitted By Lisa Davis

The California Alarm Association (CAA) members, CAA regional chapters and Vivint (home security, energy management, home automation, and solar solutions) are partnering to support the association's 2013 CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program, which will award college scholarships to 11 deserving high school students whose parents serve their communities as police and fire officials.

Scholarship winners will be selected for their performance in a number of categories, including academic achievement, national test scores, extracurricular activities, and an essay based on the theme, "What it means to me to have my parent or guardian involved in securing our community."

The CAA Youth Scholarship Program was launched in 1999 and each year members of the association and its regional chapters fund the program with donations. This year, Vivint is joining the CAA and its chapters to award $20,000 in scholarships to 11 students. Eleven regional chapter winners will receive $1,500 each, and one statewide winner will receive $3,500. For more information about eligibility and how to apply for the scholarship, please visit www.caaonline.org or call 800-437-7658, Ext. 3. All entries must be postmarked by March 30, 2013.

The CAA statewide winner will move on to the national-level scholarship competition through the Electronic Security Association (ESA) Youth Scholarship Program, also sponsored by Vivint. ESA's Youth Scholarship Program will award four top prizes: first-place - $10,000, second place - $5,000, third place - $3,500, and fourth place - $1,500.

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