Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz announced that Manjot Singh has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship Program for the 2013-2014 school year. Singh, also known to his family and friends as Goldie, resides in Eunice and plans to attend LSU and pursue medicine as a field of study. His parents are Gurbaksh Singh and Parveen Kaur.
The Sheriffs’ Scholarship is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program (LSHMP). Louisiana Sheriffs provide scholarships to graduating high school students from each parish where the Sheriff is an affiliate of the Program.
Qualities such as academic achievement, leadership and character are considered in making selections of Sheriffs’ scholarship recipients. The only limitations are that applicants be permanent residents of Louisiana; scholarships be utilized in higher education within the State; and students be enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students. Scholarships will be awarded in sixty-four parishes throughout the state.
“Emily Nall and Kelli Speyrer were named as alternates so that in the event the recipient is unable to take advantage of the scholarship award, the alternate (first and/or second) can do so,” according to the Sheriff.
In closing Sheriff Guidroz said, “Academic awards by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program to Louisiana students demonstrate what the LSHMP is all about. This is one of our finest accomplishments. It invests in Louisiana’s future and gives something back to our community. This would not be possible without the kind and generous support of St. Landry Parish’s Honorary Members.”