Today, Sheriff William Earl Hilton announces the opening of the application process for the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Program. Applications will be accepted until close of business April 1st, 2015.
“With budget cuts to education this year, scholarships will be more important than ever for our young people to continue their education. Education is so important for success in today’s world and this scholarship program demonstrates our (Sheriff’s) confidence in our future leaders, Louisiana’s youth” 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.
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 the applicants are permanent residents of Louisiana, the scholarship be utilized in higher education within the state of Louisiana, technical colleges are included and 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 http://www.lsa.org/public/scholarship.aspx. Completed applications must be submitted to Sheriff Hilton’s office by close of business (4:30 pm) on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015. Scholarship recipient will be announced on Friday, May 1st, 2015.
For more information or assistance in obtaining a scholarship application, you may call Sheriff Hilton’s office at 318-473-6706.