SHERIFF JASON ARD SCHOLARSHIP & EDUCATIONAL FUND
Sheriff Jason Ard’s Scholarship and
Educational Fund will award scholarships to students in Livingston Parish
Schools. This effort is a meaningful
expression of the Program’s confidence in, and respect for, education and
The goal of the Program is to provide
assistance to worthy Livingston Parish students in furthering their education
and training with resources made available through the Scholarship and
Educational Fund. Sheriff Ard considers
this scholarship program an investment in the future and believes this will
provide for better communication with the residents of the communities served.
Scholarships will be given to graduating
high school students from Livingston parish
There shall be no restrictions on the
purposes for which the scholarship is spent.
Nor shall the scholarship be considered a loan in any form. Rather, it shall be given to the student in
the form of a gift to help in meeting the burdensome costs associated with
higher education, in whatever manner that students deem necessary.
There shall be no restriction on any
applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex, or national origin. The only limitations are that applicants be a
resident of Livingston Parish; scholarships be utilized at institutions of
higher learning within the state of Louisiana; and students plan to be enrolled
as full-time, undergraduate students.
Only the immediate family of the Sheriff
is ineligible to apply. Families of
Sheriff’s Office employees are eligible to submit an application.
Completed applications shall be
submitted to Sheriff Jason Ard’s office by the deadline of April 1st
of each year. Applicants must be
eligible for admission to the school indicated on the application. The award will only be paid for attendance at
institutions of higher learning within the state of Louisiana.
Applications received in the Sheriff’s
Office, on or before April 1st, are to be reviewed by
a committee of nonpartisan citizens selected by the Sheriff. That committee of citizens will review,
evaluate, and select the winner and two alternates to represent their
parish. Selected applications should be
marked: Winner, Alternate 1 and Alternate 2, accordingly.
The names of all scholarship winners will
be announced by May 1st of each year. Scholarship certificates will be prepared for
each winner and alternates for presentation at graduation or awards’ ceremonies
If for any reason, a recipient relinquishes
a scholarship or fails to enroll as a full-time, undergraduate student at an
institution of higher learning in the State of Louisiana, that scholarship will be granted
to an alternate from the same parish which was selected by the local committee.
Sheriff Jason Ard’s Scholarship &
Educational Fund reserves the right to reject any winner based upon good cause,
such as failure to comply with prescribed guidelines, or behavior or misconduct
causing discredit and/or embarrassment to the Sheriff Jason Ard & his
Office as Sheriff, and to award the
scholarship to an alternate from the same parish.
If you would like to apply for this Scholarship, please click the following link.