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Sheriff's Scholarship Program accepting applications in Acadia Parish

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Applications are now open to graduating high school seniors in Acadia Parish for the Sheriff's Scholarship Program.

The program will award $500 to one graduating high school student in Acadia Parish.

Additionally, Sheriff K.P. Gibson announced that his office will award a $500 scholarship to one graduating high school senior from each of the other six high school in the parish.

In total, seven scholarships will be awarded. One high school recipient will receive the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship and six high school recipients will receive the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office Scholarship.

Each high school in Acadia Parish will have only ONE scholarship recipient.

The sheriff's office says there is no restriction on how the scholarships are spent. The money will be awarded as a gift to cover the cost of tuition and related expenses.

The only limitations for 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 01, 2020.

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 at their high school's award ceremony or graduation.

All questions can be directed to the Director of Human Resources with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office, Kim N. Miller at 337-788-8793, or by email at

Completed applications can be emailed or mailed to:

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