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LSA Scholarship Program Underway

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RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Today, Sheriff William Earl Hilton announces the opening ofthe application process for the Louisiana Sheriff's Association ScholarshipProgram.  Applications will be accepted until close of business April 1st,2014. 

"Education is so important for success in today'sworld.  This program demonstrates our (Sheriff's) confidence in our futureleaders, Louisiana's youth" said Sheriff Hilton.

The LSA Scholarship Program will award scholarshipsproviding assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their educationand training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriff'sHonorary Membership Program.

A scholarship of a maximum of $500 will be awarded to onegraduating high school student in Rapides Parish. 

There are no restrictions on the purposes for which thescholarship is spent.  The scholarship will be awarded as a gift to defraythe rising costs of tuition and related expenses in higher education.  Theonly stipulations are the applicants are permanent residents of Louisiana, thescholarship 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 theschool 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 ofbusiness (4:30 p.m.) on Tuesday April 1, 2014.  Scholarshiprecipient will be announced on Thursday May 1, 2014. 

For more information or assistance in obtaining a scholarshipapplication, you may call Sheriff Hilton's office at 318-473-6706.

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