POSTED: Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 6:04am
The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program will 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.
According to Program Chair, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne, “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.”
A Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to a graduating high school student from each parish where the Sheriff is an affiliate of the Honorary Membership Program.
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 Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office by April 1, 2013. 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.
Sheriff Edwards is so pleased to be a part of the Scholarship Program. “The ability to bring scholarships to Tangipahoa Parish through the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Sheriff’s Membership Program is a rewarding opportunity,” stated Edwards.
For further information regarding the Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program, contact Dawn Panepinto at the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985.902.2008.
Applications may be downloaded from our website at www.tpso.org  or may be picked up at the TPSO Amite or Hammond Offices.