CAA Youth Scholarship Program


Since 1998, the CAA annually awards at least $20,000 in college scholarships to children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel across California.

The 2025 CAA Youth Scholarship Program will open again for applications in December 2024 or early January 2025. Please fill out the form below to be notified when the Scholarship Program reopens. We look forward to receiving your application!

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Celebrating 26 Years of the CAA Youth Scholarship Program in California!

Dear Graduating Seniors and Proud Parents,

Welcome to the CAA Youth Scholarship Program!

In 2024, the CAA Youth Scholarship Program will offer approximately $20,000 in funds to children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel in the State of California who are graduating from high school and continuing their education at a four-year college or university. The members of the California Alarm Association (“CAA”) provide products and services that enhance life safety in every community in California. The CAA shares a common mission with public safety officials: to improve the safety and quality of life for every Californian.

The CAA offers 11 regional chapter scholarships (a minimum of $1,000 each) and one state scholarship ($4,000 plus the regional scholarship amount for a total of $5,000). The application of the state scholarship recipient will be submitted to the national scholarship competition, which offers a first ($12,000) and second place ($3,000) scholarship. A very special thanks to our industry partner, ISC West, for supporting the CAA Scholarship Program along with our 11 regional chapters.

We are proud to stand with you as you move on to the next phase of your academic career, and acknowledge your accomplishments by offering this Scholarship Program while at the same time recognizing and honoring the vital role that law enforcement and fire service personnel play in our community.

One of the unique aspects of the CAA Scholarship Program is the essay to be submitted by each of you discussing how your parent’s or guardian’s public service shaped your core values, influenced the choices you made, and helped you to develop the qualities that led to your success. The essay is scored on content, compliance with the essay requirements, grammar, punctuation, and formatting, and is a significant part of scoring the applications.

The Youth Scholarship Program rewards students who excel academically, are active in community service, and participate in extracurricular activities. 

We thank you for your application and wish you the very best in your academic endeavors. Best of luck with your Scholarship application!


Sean Cooke

Sean Cooke

CAA President


Lilianne G. Chaumont

Lilianne G. Chaumont

CAA Youth Scholarship Chair


Past Award Recipients

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