Sheriff Victor Jones announced that Alaysia Smith of Natchitoches Central High School has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program with an award of $500 for the 2018-19 school year. Alaysia plans to attend Northwestern State University with an anticipated major field of study in Nursing. Her parents are Randoll Lewis Smith, Jr. and Tideshean Litisha Dorsey Walter of Natchitoches.
Samuel Bryce Phillips of St. Mary’s High School is the First Alternate of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship Program. Anita will receive an academic scholarship with a maximum of $500 awarded by the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. Samuel plans to attend Northwestern State University with an anticipated major field of study in Radiologic Sciences. Samuel’s parents are Jason Dale and Rebecca Hernandez Phillips of Natchitoches.
Stephani Bradley of Lakeview High School is the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program Second Alternate. Stephani will receive an academic scholarship with a maximum of $500 awarded by the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. Stephani plans to attend Northwestern State University with an anticipated major field of study in Nursing and Fine Arts. Her parents are Phillip Bradley and Wanda Bradley of Campti.
The Sheriff’s Scholarship is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program. 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 for the scholarship. 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-three parishes throughout the state.
In closing Sheriff Jones 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 Natchitoches Parish’s Honorary Members.” Sheriff Jones and the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office congratulates all graduates of the Class of 2019.