The New Jersey Burglar & Fire Alarm Association announced scholarship prizes given to two deserving students. The association’s scholarship program recognizes the academic and community achievements of the children of local police officers and fire fighters.

“I am particularly excited about our scholarship program. As an industry, we want to give back to the police and fire communities for their hard work and dedication. The scholar¬ship program is a small way for us to say, ‘Thanks and a job well done.’ The true reward comes when you realize that your association and your industry are helping a deserving student pay for their education,” said Chris Mack, scholarship chairman.

Kirby Thornton was awarded the first place scholarship of $1,500 based on her outstanding academic and community service record. She will attend Penn State in the fall. The second place scholarship winner is Allison Jeffery who was awarded $1,000. This recognition is for her academic record and community and extra-curricular activities. Jeffery will be attending Northeastern University next year. Thornton, as first place winner, has been automatically entered in the national contest for a more substantial scholarship.

Both winners were presented their awards during the NJBFAA Annual Golf Outing at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Lakewood on June 20, 2011.

The NJBFAA will be announcing further charitable endeavors in the near future. Visit the association’s website for the most current announcements.

The NJBFAA also recently accepted a donation of $1,000 from ADI representative Dave Bocchino at the ADI Expo in Teaneck. “We appreciate this generous contribution,” the association said in a statement.