Mar 7, 2014 5:59 PM by MELISSA CANONE
Applications for the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program are now available to students planning to further their education, stated Sheriff Mark Hebert.
The scholarship provides assistance to Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriffs' Honorary Membership Program. One scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a graduating high school student from St. Mary Parish.
The scholarship is not a loan and will be awarded as a gift to defray the rising costs of tuition and related expenses in higher education. The only limitations are that applicants be permanent residents of Louisiana; that the scholarship be utilized in higher education within the state of Louisiana; and that the student be enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student.
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.
The scholarship winner will be announced by May 1, 2014. Completed applications must be submitted to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office by April 1, 2014.
Applications may be obtained from either of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Offices, on the 4th floor of the parish courthouse at 500 Main Street in Franklin or 1455 Railroad Avenue in Morgan City. Applications may also be printed from http://www.lsa.org/public/scholarship.aspx. Completed applications should be submitted to one of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office locations or mailed to P.O. Box 571 Franklin, LA 70538. For more information regarding the Sheriff's Scholarship Program, contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office at 337-828-1960 or 985-384-1622.