Hikvision, Others Support Scholarship Program for Children of First Responders

The two winners of this year’s scholarships will be honored on June 9 at the Electronic Security Expo in Fort Worth, Texas.

INDUSTRY, Calif. — Hikvision USA is a supporter of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) Youth Scholarship, which honors children whose parents are first responders. Along with co-contributors DMP and Monitronics, the ESA Youth Scholarship Program announced the two winners of the scholarships.

The first-place winner is Katherine Waugh of Easton, Conn., whose father, Steven Waugh, is chief at Easton Volunteer Fire Company #1 and was on the front line when Hurricane Sandy struck Connecticut. The second-place winner is Trevor Carney of Rochester, N.Y., whose father, Patrick Carney, is a member of the Rochester Police Department. Both winners will be recognized on Thursday, June 9 at the Public Safety Luncheon at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Fort Worth, Texas.

Since its creation in 1996, the ESA Youth Scholarship Program has awarded $621,500 in scholarship funds. Applicants are asked to write an essay explaining what it means to them to have their parent be involved in securing the community.

“The police officers and firefighters that protect and serve our communities are true heroes and deserve our unwavering gratitude,” said ESA President Marshall Marinace. “These men and women put their lives on the line every day, and ESA on behalf of the electronic security industry is pleased to support these incredible families. Awarding scholarships to the first responders’ impressive children is one of the ways we can thank our deserving public safety partners and do our part to make their lives easier.”

Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada, released the following statement on the scholarship: “Hikvision recognizes the invaluable contributions of first responders in keeping all of us safe. It is our honor to support the children of first responders, and we wish these young people the greatest success in their future endeavors.”

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