ALEXANDRIA, La. (RPSO) - On Wednesday, Sheriff William Earl Hilton announced the opening of the application process for the 2019 Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Program.
The LSA Scholarship Program will award scholarships providing assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program. The Honorary Membership Program, of which civilians are members of, funds this project as well as other law enforcement initiatives throughout the state.
“Education is so important and we should encourage our children and grandchildren to obtain some sort of higher education as it has shown to be beneficial in later success, even in law enforcement,” said Sheriff William Earl Hilton. “The LSA Scholarship Program demonstrates our (Sheriff’s) commitment to that goal for the students of Louisiana.”
Program chair and St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne said: “This scholarship program is a meaningful expression of the programs' respect for education.”
A scholarship of a maximum of $500 will be awarded to one graduating high school student in Rapides Parish.
There are no restrictions on the purposes for which the scholarship may be spent. The scholarship will be awarded as a gift to the recipient to defray the rising costs of tuition and related expenses in higher education.
The only stipulations are as follows:
• the applicants are permanent residents of Louisiana
• the scholarship be utilized in higher education within the state of Louisiana. Technical colleges are included.
• The student be enrolled as full time, undergraduate student.
Applicants must be eligible for admission to the school indicated on the application.
Applications can be accessed online at http://www.lsa.org/public/scholarship.aspx.
Completed applications must be submitted to Sheriff Hilton’s office by close of business (4:30 p.m.) on Monday, April 1, 2019. The scholarship recipient will be announced on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
If you would like more information on the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Honorary Membership Program, you can call the LSA at 225-383-2871 or go online to www.lsa.org and choose the HONORARY MEMBERSHIP icon.
For more information or assistance in obtaining a scholarship application, you may also call Sheriff Hilton’s office at 318-473-6706 and ask for the Sheriff Hilton’s secretary, Debra.