Apply for WPSO college aid

Published 11:54 am Friday, January 28, 2022

Washington Parish Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal has announced the opening of the application process for the 2022 Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Program.

The LSA Scholarship Program will award scholarships that provide assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program. The Honorary Membership Program, of which civilians are members of, funds this project as well as other law enforcement initiatives.

A scholarship of a maximum of $500 will be awarded to a graduating high school student in Washington Parish.

There are no restrictions on the purposes for which the scholarship may be spent. The scholarship will be awarded as a gift to defray the rising costs of tuition and related expenses in higher education. Stipulations are as follows:

  • The applicants are permanent residents of Louisiana.
  • The scholarship will be utilized in higher education within the state of Louisiana.
  • Technical colleges are included.
  • The student is enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student.
  • Applicants must be eligible for admission to the school indicated on the application.

“An opportunity for a secondary education can change a student’s life,” Seal said. “We encourage seniors in Washington Parish high schools to apply for this scholarship because every little bit helps with the cost of tuition.”

Applications can be accessed online at www.lsa.org/scholarship. Completed applications must be submitted to Seal’s office by close of business (4:30 p.m.) on Friday, April 1.

Applications may be emailed to Chief Civil Deputy Brent Jones at bjones@wpso.la.gov or may be hand-delivered or mailed to the Sheriff’s Office at 1002 Main St., Franklinton, LA 70438.

The scholarship recipient will be announced on a date to be determined later.