Vivint gives $10k to ESA scholarship program

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Friday, January 3, 2014

IRVING, Texas—Vivint has contributed $10,000 to the Electronic Security Association’s 2014 Youth Scholarship Program, the organization announced Jan. 2.

With Vivint’s contribution and other funding, ESA now will be able to offer a $10,000 scholarship to the first-place winner, $5,000 to the second-place winner, $3,500 to the third-place winner and $1,500 to the fourth-place recipient, according to the statement. The scholarship program has previously given awards to first- and second-place entrants only.

“Partnering with the ESA Youth Scholarship Program is a wonderful opportunity to honor our local communities and support young people’s desire to further their education,” said Vivint President Alex Dunn, in a prepared statement.

The ESA Youth Scholarship Program was founded in 1996. It provides scholarship funds to the children of law enforcement officers, firefighters and active duty public safety officials. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, test scores, extracurricular activities and an essay, according to the statement.