The Ascension Parish sheriff is accepting applications to award scholarships to two Ascension Parish students who will attend college in Louisiana next school year.

Sheriff Jeff Wiley announced in a news release last week that he will award $1,000 and $500 scholarships to two students as part of the annual Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program. The funds will be raised through the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program, an annual mail-out campaign.

The sheriffs of Louisiana consider this scholarship a “meaningful expression of the program’s respect for education,” Wiley said.

“It demonstrates our confidence in Louisiana’s youth ... our future leaders,” he said.

The scholarships will be available to permanent residents of Louisiana who will be full-time undergraduate students next school year at a higher education facility in the state.

“Louisiana sheriffs are pleased with the program’s ability to bring scholarships to Louisiana students bound for higher education,” Wiley said. “To continue to do so, and fund other important projects and initiatives, continued support of the honorary membership program is essential.”

Applications are available at high schools in the parish, as well as at the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office in Donaldsonville and Gonzales. They are due by April 1, and winners will be announced in May.

For additional information about the scholarship program, contact Allison Hudson at (225) 621-8653.