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My Alarm Center Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners

Three deserving awardees received scholarships to pursue academic degrees in criminal justice.

August 18, 2015 (Newtown Square, PA)

My Alarm Center is proud to announce the winners of its third annual scholarship program. For the third year in a row, My Alarm Center has awarded two additional scholarships due to an overwhelming number of compelling responses. The three winners will receive scholarships to help fund college degrees specializing in law, law enforcement or criminal justice.

With more than 100 compelling submissions, the three winners were:

  • Kristin Hand of Baxley, GA, is entering her sophomore year at South Georgia State College studying Criminal Justice with hopes of pursuing a career as a lawyer.

  • Christian Renwick of Earlysville, VA, is entering his freshman year at Virginia Commonwealth University and will be studying for a career in Forensic Pathology.

  • Virginia Paino of New Haven, CT, is entering her junior year at the University of New Haven, majoring in Criminal Justice and National Security with hopes of pursuing a career in law enforcement.

Kristin is the recipient of the $1,000 scholarship, while Christian and Virginia were each awarded $500 scholarships. It was their true stories of life events, inspiring commitment to public service, and outstanding writing abilities that led to their selection.

The students were chosen by an internal committee comprised of members of the marketing and executive leadership teams. Through this national scholarship search, it was apparent there is a deep-rooted passion and ambition for academic pursuits in the field of criminal justice. As part of My Alarm Center’s corporate responsibility to support higher-education learning opportunities, providing this scholarship to the next generation of law enforcement aligns with the organization’s mission to continually improve the security industry and make our communities safer.

“Supporting those who are working to become the next generation of security and criminal justice professionals is a cause we proudly support,” said Amy Kothari, President and CEO of My Alarm Center. “We are honored to be able to help ease the burden of higher education costs for these talented individuals, and we look forward to the positive impact they will have in their communities upon completion of their studies.”

About My Alarm Center

My Alarm Center provides the most technologically advanced residential and small commercial security services and home automation technologies to households and businesses across the United States. Its core mission is to provide superior alarm monitoring services to keep customers out of harm's way. Whether there is an encounter with fire, carbon monoxide, or an unauthorized intrusion, My Alarm Center will be there every step of the way to keep families safe and sound and to ensure that its customers’ belongings remain intact. My Alarm Center is the 7th largest residential security provider in the United States.