ESA of Washington


ESA of Washington
333 Washington Blvd #435
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

310-821-7309 ext. 3

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Scholarship Program of ESA of Washington

2014 Youth Scholarship for Children of Law Enforcement
and Fire Service Personnel

The program has expanded and in addition to the $1,500 and $1,000 scholarships offered by ESA of Washington, our Chapter’s winner will be entered in the National ESA program, which offers four scholarships: $10,000, $5,000, $3,500, and $1,500.

Application (pdf) - DEADLINE IS MARCH 29, 2014

Meet Our 2013 Scholarship Winners

At ESA of Washington’s Annual Meeting on May 21 in Bellevue, we announced our Youth Scholarship winners for 2013. Selected from dozens of highly qualified entrants, our first prize winner was Jennifer Holmes of Rochester, Washington. Second place went to Rachel Nelson of Walla Walla.


Jennifer Holmes

First Place Winner Jennifer Holmes; daughter of Raymond Holmes, an officer in the Olympia Police Department.

Jennifer is the daughter of Raymond Holmes, an officer in the Olympia Police Department. In her moving essay, Jennifer described how her dad’s dedication to community safety and the risks entailed have inspired her to take on challenges such as acting in her high-school plays and public speaking, as well as planning for her own career in criminal justice and public service.

She credits her father’s commitment to his job, his family, and his community as her own motivation to achieve academic excellence and become involved in her community in countless ways.

Jennifer’s record of educational and extracurricular achievements is impressive. It includes:

  • Named to the Honor Roll all four years of high school
  • A perfect 4.0 GPA
  • National Honors Society Secretary and Vice President
  • Chapter Presidency of the Rochester FFA
  • Starring roles in Numerous theater productions
  • Varsity golf team . . . to name only a few!

As first place winner, Jennifer was awarded $1500 toward her education at Centralia College, and her scholarship application was forwarded to ESA for considered in the National Youth Scholarship program. Our congratulations and plaudits to Jennifer Holmes on her remarkable achievements, and the many more that are sure to follow.


Rachel Nelson

Second Place Winner Rachel Nelson; daughter of Lieutenant Rober Nelson of the Walla Walla Fire Department

Our second-place, $1000 scholarship, went to Rachel Nelson, senior at Walla Walla High School.

Rachel, daughter of Lieutenant Robert Nelson of the Walla Walla Fire Department, is bound for Montana State University. In her winning essay, Rachel cites her enormous pride for her father, noting he is her hero both on and off duty because he lends a hand whenever he sees anyone in need. His example has shaped Rachel into the confident and successful young woman she is today.

Rachel’s scholarly and extracurricular activities are also truly impressive, including:

  • 3-time team academic state champion
  • 12-time Honor scholar athlete
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • Named Elks “Student of the Quarter” and “Student of the Year” nominee
  • Cross-country team captain; named “Most Valuable Runner” three times
  • Rookie of the Year in track and field
  • Sports Editor of the Wa-Hi Journal
  • Numerous community service activities

Our congratulations to Rachel for her extraordinary attainments to-date, and our wishes for success and enjoyment in her college career and beyond.

Photos from 2010 Golf Tournament (benefits Scholarship Fund)


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