The Nevada Security Association is proud to provide scholarships to high school children of police and fire fighters who are continuing their education.
Nevada Security Association
John Rodda Memorial Youth Scholarship Program
The NSA John Rodda Memorial Youth Scholarship Program offers an award of $1,000 to children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel in Clark County, Nevada who are graduating from high school and going on to further their education. The first place winner from the NSA program is automatically considered for the national ESA Youth Scholarship Program with awards totaling approximately $14,000. These programs reward students who have excelled academically and are active in community service and extracurricular activities at their school.
The 2022 Youth Scholarship Program has closed. Check back here in January 2023 for the 2023 Youth Scholarship Program.
The NSA Youth Scholarship was re-named the NSA John Rodda Memorial Scholarship in 2016 to honor the late John Rodda, NSA Associate Director 2013-2014. The re-naming of our annual Scholarship Program is to honor John’s enthusiasm for and dedication to the security industry, this association and in particular to the Youth Scholarship program.
“I have now attended all of your ISC meetings from when you proposed and then founded NSA. It has been a great evolution to witness. I can tell you, that as a father, the scholarship presentations are my favorite highlight as we see just how many truly gifted young people we have in this country.” – Ron Walters, Past Director of SIAC (Security Industry Alarm Coalition)
“… as a Co-Founder of the ESA Youth Scholarship Fund, I was proud to attend the Nevada Fire and Burglar Alarm Association’s first Scholarship Awards presentation in Las Vegas during the ISC. You did a wonderful job in your organization of the presentation not to mention the wonderful choice of the two recipients, Karli and Skylar. The pictures in the “CAA Mirror” were outstanding! Congratulations to Howard Wulforst, John Perdichizzi and the entire Nevada Association on your achievement of this milestone which furthers our industry’s commitment to education.” – Donna Soloway, National Youth Scholarship founder
2021 NSA John Rodda Memorial Youth Scholarship Program
Angelo Bevilacqua has been awarded the first-place NSA Youth scholarship. Angelo, a graduate of Palo Verde High School is the son of Angelo Bevilacqua Sr., a detective with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
The second scholarship winner is Noah Byrd. Noah graduated from Shadow Ridge High School. Noah’s father is with the DEA. Noah is pictured here with his family and the NSA Board at the scholarship presentation during ISC-West in Las Vegas.
2020 NSA John Rodda Memorial Youth Scholarship Program
Lily Larson is presented the 2020 1st Place Youth Scholarship together with her family. Lily is a graduate of Foothill High School. Her father is Fire Captain Brian Larsen of Clark County FD Station 18.
NSA VP Bob Sulliman and NSA President Manny Robles present the 2nd place 2020 Youth Scholarship to Bryauna Krumme and her family. Bryauna is a graduate of Basic Academy of International Studies. Her father is LVMPD Sgt. Troyce Krumme.
2019 NSA John Rodda Memorial Youth Scholarship Program
2019 1st place scholarship winner Santiago LaRochelle (center-right), graduate of Las Vegas Academy of the Arts with NSA President Manuel Robles (far right). Santiago is the son of LVMPD Captain James LaRochelle (left).
2019 Second Place Scholarship winner Isabele Reynoso (center), graduate of Las Vegas Academy of the Arts with NSA President Manuel Robles (left). Isabele is the daughter of North Las Vegas Fire Captain Sergio Reynoso (right).
2018 NSA John Rodda Memorial Youth Scholarship Program
2018 Scholarship winner Noah Meyer with NSA board, parents NLVFD Joseph and Maria Meyer.
2018 2nd place winner Austin Cassell, father Henderson PD Captain Marc Cassell and family
2017 NSA John Rodda Memorial Youth Scholarship Program
2017 First Place Scholarship Winner Diego LaRochelle of Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. Diego is the child of LVMPD Captain James LaRochelle. 2017 Second Place Scholarship Winner Alea Lehr of Boulder City High School. Alea is the daughter of Henderson Fire Engineer Torii Lehr. L to R: Front Row: 2017 Scholarship Second Winner Alea Lehr of Boulder City High School, National Scholarship Founder Donna Soloway, 2017 Scholarship First Winner Diego LaRochelle of Las Vegas Arts Academy. Back Row L to R: NSA Sgt-At-Arms Alan Reza, NSA Secretary Robert Sulliman, NSA Past-President Greg Simmons, NSA President Jon Perry, NSA VP Manuel Robles, NSA Associate Director John Miller, NSA Treasurer John Perdichizzi.
NSA John Rodda Memorial Youth Scholarship Program 2016
First Place NSA 2016 Scholarship winner Ashley Keaton (red dress) of Faith Lutheran High School. Ashley is the daughter of Las Vegas Fire Rescue Firefighter Bradley Keaton. Second Place NSA 2016 Scholarship winner Kassidy Whetstone (glasses) of Southeast Career Technical Academy. Kassidy is the daughter of LVMPD Officer Darrin Whetstone.
L to R: NSA Associate Director John Miller, NSA Pres. Greg Simmons, 2016 2nd Scholarship winner Kassidy Whetstone of Southeast Career & Technical Academy, 2016 1st scholarship winner Ashley Keaton of Faith Lutheran High School, NSA VP Jon Perry, NSA Treasurer John Perdichizzi.
NSA Youth Scholarship Program 2015
First Place NSA 2015 Scholarship winner Tahnee German of Moapa Valley High School. Tahnee is the daughter of Clark County FD Fire Captain Glenn German. Second Place NSA 2015 Scholarship winner Morgan Meyer of Basic High School. Morgan is the daughter of Las Vegas Metro PD Sgt. Bryan Meyer. Tahnee is the daughter of Clark County FD Fire Captain Glenn German and Morgan is the daughter of Las Vegas Metro PD Sgt. Bryan Meyer. Front row: Clark County Fire Captain Glenn German, 1st Place scholarship winner Tahnee German, Las Vegas Security Chief’s President Jason Hudson, 2nd place scholarship winner Morgan Meyer, LVMPD Sgt. Bryan Meyer. Back row: NSA President Greg Simmons, NSA Vice President Jon Perry.
NSA Youth Scholarship Program 2014
First Place NSA 2014 Scholarship winner Quinntana Reid of Silverado High School. Quinntana is the daughter of Clark County FD Fire Engineer Brad Reid. Quinntana is also 4th place winner of ESA’s 2014 national Scholarship Program.
Second Place NSA 2014 Scholarship winner Nicholas Meyer of Silverado High School. Nicholas is the son of Firefighter Joseph Meyer of the North Las Vegas Fire Department.
NSA Youth Scholarship Program 2013
First Place 2013 NSA Youth Scholarship Winner Mekell Peterson of Foothill High School. Mekell is the daughter of CCFD Fire Engineer Alton Peterson. With NSA Board members President Larry Folsom, Jon Perry, John Perdichizzi, Greg Simmons, John Rodda.
Second Place 2013 NSA Youth Scholarship Winner Michael Kelso of Boulder City High School. Michael is the son of Clark County Parole Officer Patrick Kelso. With NSA Board members President Larry Folsom, Jon Perry, John Rodda, Greg Simmons.
NSA Youth Scholarship Program 2012
First Place 2012 NSA Youth Scholarship Winner Megan Walters of Palo Verde High School. Megan’s father is Officer Craig Walters of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept. With NSA oard members Jon Perry, John Perdichizzi, Tom Wilson, NSA President Howard Wulforst, ESA President Dom D’Ascoli.
NSA Youth Scholarship Program 2011
First Place 2011 NSA Youth Scholarship Winner Skylar Ojeda (center holding check) of Centennial High School and family. Skylar’s parents work for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Pictured with NSA Board members President Howard Wulforst, Past-President Tom Wilson, John Perdichizzi.
Second Place 2011 NSA Youth Scholarship Winner Karli Johonnot of Centennial High School. Karli’s father is Captain Gerald Johonnot of the North Las Vegas Fire Department. With NSA board members President Howard Wulforst and Past-President Tom Wilson.
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