Graduating high school seniors in both Bossier and Caddo Parishes have an opportunity to secure a $500 scholarship from the Sheriff.

The scholarship is made available each year through the Louisiana Sheriff's Honorary Membership Program to help defray the costs associated with higher education. One scholarship is awarded in each parish where the sheriff participates in the Honorary Membership Program.

To qualify for a scholarship, the recipient must be a permanent resident of Louisiana, plan to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student, and agree to use the scholarship at a Louisiana institute of higher education. Applicants must be eligible for admission to the school indicated on their application.

The deadline to apply in Caddo Parish is March 20. Completed applications should be mailed to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Media Relations Office, 501 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA, 71101, or can be delivered in person to the Sheriff’s Office at 505 Travis Street, 7th floor. To receive an application, contact the Sheriff's Office at 681-0813.

In Bossier, applications will need to be submitted to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office by April 1. To find out more about the program or obtain an application, contact your school counselor or call Deputy Mary Kerry at (318) 965-3409.

The scholarship winners in both parishes will be announced by May 1.

Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office