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.
Applications MUST ONLY be submitted to the Sheriff of the Parish of Applicants Residence
According to Sheriff Mike Tregre, "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."
Scholarships of a maximum of $500.00 each will be awarded to graduating high school students from each parish where the Sheriff has participated in the Honorary Membership Program.
There are no restrictions on the purposes for which scholarship funds 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 first. 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 first of each year.
Sheriff Tregre concluded by indicating that, "Louisiana Sheriffs are pleased with the Program's ability to bring scholarships to Louisiana students bound for higher education. To continue to do so, and fund other important projects, continued support of our Honorary Membership Program is essential.
For further information regarding the Scholarship Program, contact the St. John Parish Sheriff's Office at (985) 652-9513, Ext 8647
St John the Baptist Parish