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Acadia Parish Sheriff announces scholarship program

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Acadia Parish Sheriff K.P. Gibson announce Tuesday that the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program is currently underway. 

The Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program will award scholarships providing assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriffs' Honorary Membership Program.

A Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to one graduating high school student in Acadia Parish. There shall be no restrictions on any applicant by reason of age, race, creed, color, sex or national origin. Applications will be distributed to all high schools in Acadia Parish this week, students can visit their school's counselor for an application. 

There are no restrictions on the purpose for which scholarships are spent. The scholarship is not a loan and will be awarded as a gift to defray the rising cost of tuition and related expenses in higher education. The only limitations of applying are:

1. Applicant must be a permanent resident of Acadia Parish;

2. Scholarships must be utilized in an institution of higher learning within the state of
Louisiana;

3. The student plans to be enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student.

Completed applications must be submitted to the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office on or before Monday, April 02, 2018. 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.

The winner, first alternate and second alternate will be announced by May 01, 2018.

All questions can be directed to the Director of Human Resources with the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, Kim N. DeVille at 337.788.8793, or by email at kim.deville@apso.org.

Acadia Parish students must return applications by April 01, 2018 to:

Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office
Attn: Kim N. DeVille
1037 Capitol Avenue
Crowley, LA 70526

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