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 Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program.
“This scholarship program is a meaningful expression of the program’s respect for education,” Program Chair, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne said. “It demonstrates our confidence in Louisiana’s youth…our future leaders.”
Scholarships of a maximum of $500 each will be awarded to graduating high school students from each parish where the sheriff is an affiliate of the Honorary Membership Program.
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 must 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 applicants permanent Louisiana residence by April 1, 2018. 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 1, 2018.
“Louisiana sheriffs are pleased with the Honorary Membership Program’s ability to bring scholarships to Louisiana students bound for higher education,” Sheriff Champagne said. “Continued support of the Honorary Membership Program is essential. We could not function without our Honorary Members.”
For more information regarding the Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program, contact the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-343-9243.