LPSO News Blog
2/4/2014 by Brennan Matherne
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced applications are now being accepted for the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association annual scholarship. All eligible students in Lafourche Parish are encouraged to apply.
“This scholarship is awarded annually to one Lafourche Parish student who plans to attend a local college, said Sheriff Webre. “This money will help one deserving student pay for tuition, books, or other expenses incurred during the first year of college.”
This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school student who attends Nicholls State University, L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College, or South Central Louisiana Technical College. An applicant must be a permanent resident of Lafourche Parish and must be eligible for admission to the school indicated on the application. The award will only be paid for attendance at one of the aforementioned qualifying institutions as a full-time, undergraduate student. There are no restrictions on applicants by reason of race, creed, color, age or national origin, and family members of Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office employees are also eligible to apply. The scholarship is awarded as a gift, not a loan, and there are no restrictions on the purposes for which the scholarship is spent.
Applications are available for download online at www.lpso.net. Completed applications can be turned in at any Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office location or submitted to: Brennan Matherne, P.O. Box 5608, Thibodaux, LA 70302. The deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday, April 1. An independent selection committee will review the applications and select a winner to be announced in May.
The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program awards scholarships in all 64 parishes, providing assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program.