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Friday, February 11, 2011

Sheriff Michael W. Neustrom and the Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship Program will award two $500 scholarships to worthy Lafayette Parish students. The scholarship is provided from resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program and Sheriff Mike Neustrom.

Two scholarships of a maximum of $500 each will be awarded to 2011 graduating high school students from Lafayette Parish. There is no restriction on applicants by reason of race, creed, color, age or national origin. The only requirements are that the student lives in a parish in Louisiana: that the scholarship is utilized at an institution of higher learning within the state of Louisiana; and that the student plans to be enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student.
There are no restrictions on the purposes for which the scholarship funds are spent. The scholarship is not a loan, and will be awarded as a gift to defray the rising costs of tuition and related expenses in higher education. Interested candidates’ may pick up applications at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office at 316 W. Main Street in Lafayette or go to www.lafayettesheriff.com. Applications will also be available at Lafayette Parish High Schools. Completed applications must be submitted to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office no later than 4:00 PM, April 8, 2011.

For additional information about this scholarship, contact the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office at 236-5876.

Lt. Craig Stansbury
Public Information Officer
Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office