Sheriff’s scholarship awarded to Aucoin
Central Catholic senior Zachary Thomas Aucoin was awarded a $500 academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship Program for 2012-13 school year, according to a news release from St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert.
The Sheriff’s Scholarship is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program. Through the program Louisiana sheriffs provide scholarships to graduating high school students from each parish where the sheriff is an affiliate of the program, the release stated.
Aucoin, a Morgan City resident, is the son of Leonard Aucoin. He plans to attend Tulane where he will study in the field of finance, the release stated.
Qualities such as academic achievement, leadership, and character are considered in making selections of Sheriff’s 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 as full time undergraduate students, Hebert stated. Scholarships are awarded in all 63 parishes throughout the state.
“Academic awards by the Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship Program to Louisiana students demonstrate what the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program is all about,” Hebert stated. “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 St. Mary Parish’s Honorary Members.”
Annabell Picard of Franklin High School and Cayde Mosley of Morgan City High School were named as alternates in the event the recipient is unable to take advantage of the scholarship award, the alternate, first and/or second, can do so, the release stated.