NBFAA Doubles Scholarship Funding to $20,000


The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) announces it has doubled funding of its national Youth Scholarship Program to $20,000. Winners of the national awards will receive $10,000 for first place, $7,500 for second and $2,500 for third.

Since the NBFAA Youth Scholarship Program was created in 1996, the association and its affiliated Chartered State Associations (CSAs) have donated more than $ 250,000 in scholarship funds to students whose parents are police and fire officials.

Scholarship recipients are chosen on a combination of academic achievement, national test scores, extracurricular participation and an essay on “What it means to me to have my parent or guardian involved in securing our community.”

Eligible students must be between 15 and 20 years old, a graduating high school senior and have been accepted for admission to an accredited college or university. Each eligible student must have a father, mother or natural guardian who is a full-time police officer or firefighter.

Students residing in a state with a participating NBFAA CSA must enter through their state-level scholarship program to be considered for the national awards. The winners from each state are automatically considered for the national scholarship. Students who reside in a state without an NBFAA chapter or in a nonparticipating state should submit their applications directly to NBFAA.

NBFAA is currently accepting applications for the 2007 Youth Scholarship Program. For complete scholarship rules and a list of participating states, visit NBFAA’s Web site at www.alarm.org/info_ctr/security-scholar.html. The deadline for submitting applications is March 30.

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