The Lafourche Parish Sheriff Office has announced that the application deadline for the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association annual scholarship is now set for Friday, May 15. The original deadline was April 1, but had been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications are still available for download online at www.LPSO.net/scholarship. Completed applications can be turned in at any LPSO location or mailed to Lt. Brennan Matherne, P.O. Box 5608, Thibodaux, LA 70302.

All applications must be received by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office no later than Friday, May 15.

The $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school student who attends Nicholls State University or L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College. An applicant must be a permanent resident of Lafourche Parish and must be eligible for admission to the school indicated on the application.

The award will only be paid for attendance at one of the aforementioned qualifying institutions as a full-time, undergraduate student. The scholarship is awarded as a gift, not a loan, and is awarded to defray the rising costs of tuition and related expenses in higher education.

An independent selection committee will review the applications and select a winner to be announced at a later date.

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