Sheriff Craig Webre announced South Lafourche High School senior Samantha Hebert has been awarded the 2016 Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship for Lafourche Parish. Hebert will receive the $500 scholarship to assist her with expenses as she plans to attend Fletcher Technical Community College and major in Criminal Justice. In her application, Hebert indicated she hopes to pursue a career in law enforcement with hopes of one day becoming an FBI agent. Hebert was notified of the scholarship award and presented with a certificate at Monday night’s Senior Social at South Lafourche High School.
Sheriff Webre congratulated Hebert on receiving the scholarship. “Ms. Hebert is involved in numerous school activities and has been recognized for her outstanding leadership skills. I have no doubt she will make an excellent law enforcement officer, and she would be an outstanding addition to any agency. We wish her good luck as she embarks on the next level of her education.”
Hebert is the fifth South Lafourche High School student to receive the award in as many years, though applications are received from students of all four Lafourche Parish high schools. Of the 33 applications received, Hebert was chosen from the 29 who met the criteria of being a permanent resident of Lafourche Parish with plans to enroll as a full-time, undergraduate student at Nicholls State University, L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College or South Central Louisiana Technical Community College. The eligible applications were reviewed by an impartial board, and the board then submitted their recommendations to Sheriff Webre.
“Each and every year, I am impressed by the accomplishments and honors in which our applicants have already received,” said Sheriff Webre. “It is also great to see so many involved in their local community, and it is refreshing to see so many of our talented youth who plan to attend a local school and hope to utilize their talents locally in their career.”
The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Educational Scholarship Program awards $500 to graduating high school students where the sheriffs are members of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program. Funding for the scholarship is made possible through the generous support of Lafourche Parish’s Honorary Members. The goal of the program is to provide assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the program.