Sheriff’s Scholarship Program Underway
Sheriff Jeff Wiley announced that the Louisiana Sheriff’s 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.
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.”
Sheriff Wiley will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to the recipient and a $500 scholarship to an alternate for the 2014-2015 school year.
There are no restrictions on the purposes for which the scholarships are spent. The scholarships are not loans and will be awarded as gifts to defray 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 1. 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. Winners will be announced in May.
“Louisiana Sheriff’s 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 and initiatives, continued support of the honorary membership program is essential,” concluded Sheriff Wiley.
Applications are being provided to the high schools, and can also be obtained from the Sheriff’s Office in Donaldsonville and Gonzales.
For more information about the scholarship program, please contact PIO Allison Hudson at 225-621-8653.