Sheriff Victor Jones awards scholarship to college-bound teens

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Sheriff Jones announced that Matthew M. Nelson of St. Mary’s High School has been named as the Recipient of an Academic Scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program for the 2017-18 school year. He resides in Natchitoches and plans to attend Northwestern State University and pursue Accounting as a field of study.

His parents are Wilbert O. Nelson, Sr. and Eulilia Sykes Nelson of Natchitoches.

Quintarious Colemen of Lakeview High school was names as First Alternate Recipient of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship. Quintarious plans to attend Northwestern State University and pursue Criminal Justice as a field of study.

His mother is LaQuita Weston of Clarence.

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 in full-time, undergraduate students. Scholarships will be awarded in sixty-four 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.”

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 and Best Wishes for a Bright Future!!!