Louisiana Sheriffs kick off scholarship program
POSTED: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:23pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:37pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program provides scholarships to eligible students from around the state to help them further their education and training.
The scholarships are funded through the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program.
In parishes where the Sheriff is an affiliate of the Honorary Membership Program, graduating high school seniors will receive a maximum of $500.
St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne said: “This Scholarship Program is a meaningful expression of the Program’s respect for education. It demonstrates our confidence in Louisiana’s youth, our future leaders.”
The scholarship program has no restrictions on how the award money must be spent. Students are only required to be permanent residents of Louisiana, be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students, and use the money for higher education within the state od Louisiana.
Completed applications must be submitted to the Sheriff of the parish of the applicant’s permanent Louisiana residence by April 1st. Applicants must already be eligible for admission to the school indicated on the application.
The award will only be paid for attendance at institutions of higher learning within the state.
All scholarship winners will be announced by May 1st.
Sheriff Champagne concluded, “Louisiana Sheriffs are pleased with the Honorary Membership Program’s ability to bring scholarships to Louisiana students bound for higher education. To continue to do so and fund other important projects and initiatives, continued support of the Honorary Membership Program is essential. We could not function without our Honorary Members.”
For further information regarding the Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program, contact your local Sheriff’s Office at 225-389-5091.