Louisiana Sheriff's Scholarship program underway

Louisiana Sheriff's Scholarship program underway

POSTED: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 9:04am

The Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship Program will once again award scholarships providing assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program.

One Scholarship in the amount of $500.00 will be awarded to one graduating high school student from St. Martin Parish.

There are no restrictions on the purposes for which scholarships are spent. The scholarships are not loans and will be awarded as gifts to defray the rising costs of tuition and related expenses in higher education. The only limitations are that applicants be permanent residents of Louisiana; scholarships be utilized in higher education within the state of Louisiana; and students be enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students.

Completed applications must be submitted to the Sheriff of the Parish of the applicant’s permanent Louisiana residence by April 1st. Further, applicants must 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.

Applications are available at the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office at 400 St. Martin Street, St. Martinsville, and at the Substation located at 400 Mills Hwy., Breaux Bridge. Applications will also be distributed to the High School Counselor’s in St. Martin Parish for distribution.

For further information regarding the Sheriff’s Scholarship Program, please contact Major Ginny Higgins at (337) 394-2725.

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