There are no restrictions on the purposes for which the scholarships are spent. They are not loans and will be awarded as gifts to defray the rising costs of tuition and higher education related expenses.
The only limitations are that applicants must be permanent residents of Louisiana and that scholarships be utilized in higher education within the state of Louisiana. Students must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students.
Completed applications must be submitted to the sheriff of the parish of the applicant’s permanent Louisiana residence by April 1. 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 by May 1.
Applications are available at the St. Martin Sheriff’s Office at 400 St. Martin Street, St. Martinville, or at the substation at 400 Mills Hwy., Breaux Bridge.
Applications will also be distributed to high school counselors in St. Martin Parish.
The program awards scholarships to provide assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program.
For more information, contact Major Ginny Higgins at 337-394-2725.