Bossier Sheriff announces scholarship opportunity

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Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is accepting applications from Bossier Parish students for a $500 college scholarship with the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program.

SheriffLogoThe scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school student from Bossier Parish and is made available through the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program.

Applicants must be permanent residents of Louisiana, and the scholarship will be utilized in higher education within the state of Louisiana.  Students must also be enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students, and applicants must be eligible for admission to the school indicated on the application.

Other Sheriffs’ Offices in Louisiana where the Sheriff is an affiliate of the Honorary Membership Program are also awarding scholarships within their parishes.

“The scholarship is a commitment we have here at the Bossier Sheriff’s Office to higher education of our young men and women,” said Sheriff Whittington.

Students must submit their applications to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office by April 1, and the scholarship winner will be announced by May 1.  To find out more about the program or obtain an application, contact Deputy Mary Kerry at (318) 965-3409.