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High School seniors who wish to continue their education onto the collegiate level are being given the chance at some financial aid in the form of a scholarship from the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Department.

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

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

“This scholarship is one example of our commitment of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office to invest in the lives of our young people,” said Sheriff Whittington.

Applicants must be permanent residents of Louisiana, and the scholarship will be used to pay for 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.

Students should send completed applications by April 1 to: Bossier Sheriff’s Office, Attn: Dep. Mary Kerry, Scholarship Application, P.O. Box 850, Benton, LA 71006. You can also deliver your application in person to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office in the Bossier Parish Courthouse (first floor, across from the Fines Department) or at the Viking Drive Substation at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City. If you’d like to know more about the scholarship program, call (318) 965-3409.

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