EXTON, PA- July 14, 2017 - The Protection Bureau, a security systems integrator based in Exton, Pa., has Awarded Education Scholarships to 10 children of company employees. The Education Fund, established in 2005 by Keith and Mary Ladd, owners of The Protection Bureau, is for the benefit of children of current employees who enroll in formal programs for post-high school education.
Recipients are selected each June for the ensuing school year and these awards help to defray the costs of tuition and /or books. This year, 10 scholarships were distributed to families in the office for students attending colleges and universities. This year's recipients were: Tara Gassenmeyer, Adam Snyder, Rebecca Dwyer, Samantha Dwyer, Jonathan Trout, Alexander Trout, Sabrina Areizaga, Jeremy Appert, Alexis Carrington and Shauna Foley.
To date, 67 students have received scholarships totaling $67,000 over the past 13 years. Of these applicants, some received scholarships for 3 and 4 years running.
"Looking back, it's hard to believe that 13 years have gone by. It's heartwarming to see these young adults at our company events - hearing what they've accomplished and how far they've come", says Mary Ladd. "This project was one that was close to Keith's heart. I know he would be very happy that we've been able to continue it."
A panel of three independent judges received the unopened applications and made the decision with no input from the company other than to verify eligibility of the applicant. These awards are entirely outside the control or influence of company management. Judge Vicki Pry, pastor of caring ministries, Hopewell UMC declares, "As a former teacher, I'm passionate about education. What a blessing it has been for me to serve on this review team since the inception of the Ladd Education Fund! Reading the applications submitted by these young folks year after year gives me a hope for the future. I believe it is incredibly important to resource persons who value education and who long to make a difference in the world. These scholarships do just that."
About The Protection Bureau
The Protection Bureau (est. 1975), one of the largest integrators in the MidAtlantic, recognizes the dynamic nature of the electronic security industry and thus operates on the principle of never standing still. With their own Central Monitoring Station, they are a full-service systems integrator and solutions provider of life safety, electronic security, video surveillance and remote managed systems for commercial and residential clients. Part of Security-Net's top integrator network, they provide industry-specific experience and technology to define your needs, design, build, commission, operate and maintain your integrated security solution.