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Sheriff Champagne to award a scholarship

By Staff Report -   Feb 09, 2006

Honorary Membership Program helps worthy St. Charles Parish student further their education

Sheriff Greg Champagne will award a scholarship providing assistance to a worthy St. Charles Parish student in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program. It will be awarded to a graduating high school student from either Destrehan High School or Hahnville High School.

According to Program Chair, Iberia Parish Sheriff Sid Herbert, “This Scholarship Program is a meaningful expression of the Program’s respect for education. It demonstrates our confidence in Louisiana’s youth...our future leaders.”

Scholarships of a maximum of $500 each will be awarded to graduating high school students from each parish where the Sheriff has participated in the Honorary Membership Program.

There are no restrictions on the purposes for which each scholarship funds are spent. The scholarships are not loans and will be awarded as gifts to defray the rising costs of tuition and related expenses in higher education. The only limitations are that applicants be permanent residents of Louisiana; scholarships be utilized on higher education within the State of Louisiana; and students 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 1st. Further, applicants must be eligible for admission to the school indicated on the application. The award will only be paid for attendance at institution of higher learner with the State. All scholarships winners will be announced by May 1, 2006.

Sheriff Herbert concluded, “Louisiana Sheriffs are pleased with the Program’s ability to bring scholarships to Louisiana students bound for higher education. To continue to do so, and fund other important projects and initiatives, continued support of the Honorary Membership Program is essential. We could not function without our Honorary Members.”

For more information regarding the Scholarship Program in St. Charles Parish contact Susie Breaux Gauthier at 985-783-1355.

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