ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. (KLFY)– Sheriff Guidroz announced that April Nicole Pruitt of St. Landry Parish has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program for the 2015-16 school year.
Pruitt resides in Opelousas and plans to attend Tulane University and pursue Microbiology as a field of study.
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.
Scholarships will be awarded in sixty-four parishes throughout the state.
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.
“Dante Saracino and Sydney Paige Thibodeaux 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 Louisiana Sheriffs Honorary Membership 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.”