Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington awarded Alexandra Mitchell of Parkway High School an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program Wednesday morning.
The Sheriff’s Scholarship of $500 is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program (LSHMP). Louisiana Sheriffs provide scholarships to graduating high school students from each parish where the Sheriff is an affiliate of the Program.
Qualities such as academic achievement, leadership, and character are considered in making selections of Sheriff’s scholarship recipients. Selectees must be permanent residents of Louisiana and enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students within the state. Scholarships will be awarded in 64 parishes throughout the state.
“I applaud Alexandra and all of our high school graduates who have reached a proud milestone, and I wish all our Bossier Parish seniors the best in their future endeavors and success as they leave high school,” Sheriff Whittington said.
“Academic awards by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program to Louisiana students demonstrate what the LSHMP is all about,” Sheriff Whittington said. “This is one of our finest accomplishments, and it invests in Louisiana’s future and gives something back to our community. This would not be possible without the kind and generous support of Bossier Parish’s Honorary Members.”