Application process begins for the 2016 LA Sheriff’s Association Scholarship

Today, Sheriff William Earl Hilton announces the opening of the application process for the 2016 Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Program. 

“With budget cuts to education being talked about, especially talk of cuts to the TOPS program, scholarships will be more important than ever for the young men and women of our Parish to continue their education.  Education is so important for success in today’s world and this scholarship program demonstrates our (Sheriff’s) confidence in the future leaders of Louisiana” said Sheriff Hilton.

The LSA 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.  The Honorary Membership Program, of which civilians are members of, funds this project as well as other law enforcement initiatives.

A scholarship of a maximum of $500 will be awarded to one graduating high school student in Rapides Parish. 

There are no restrictions on the purposes for which the scholarship may be spent.  The scholarship will be awarded as a gift to defray the rising costs of tuition and related expenses in higher education.  The only stipulations are as follows:

·         the applicants are permanent residents of Louisiana

·         the scholarship be utilized in higher education within the state of Louisiana.  Technical colleges are included. 

·         The student be enrolled as full time, undergraduate student.  Applicants must be eligible for admission to the school indicated on the application. 

Applications can be accessed on line at  Completed applications must be submitted to Sheriff Hilton’s office by close of business (4:30 pm) on Friday,  April 1st, 2016.  The scholarship recipient will be announced on Monday May 2nd , 2016. 

If you would like more information on the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Honorary Membership Program, you can call the LSA at 225-383-2871 or go online to and choose the HONORARY MEMBERSHIP icon.

For more information or assistance in obtaining a scholarship application, you may also call Sheriff Hilton’s office at 318-473-6706.