Sheriff Mike Tregre had the pleasure of presenting Tank Nelson with the 2021-2022 academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program on May 11, 2022.

Tank, a 2022 graduate of St. Charles Catholic High in LaPlace, plans to attend Nicholls State University to mass communications. He is the son of Wendy Gralapp-Ilski of LaPlace. He received $500 for educational expenses.

Several applications were received from graduating seniors attending all St. John Parish high schools. Qualities such as academic achievement, leadership, community service, extracurricular activities and character are considered. Applications were reviewed by a board of employees, and the board then submitted its recommendations to Sheriff Tregre. Applicants must be a permanent resident of Louisiana, use the scholarship for higher education within Louisiana, and be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student. 
The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Educational Scholarship Program awards $500 to graduating high school students in parishes where the sheriffs are members of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program. Funding for the scholarship is made possible through the support of St. John the Baptist Parish’s honorary members. 

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