Caddo Parish, LA (KMSS) — Ansley Burlison of Caddo Parish is the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program, Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced Wednesday.
Burlison is a graduating senior at C.E. Byrd High School.
She will use the $500 scholarship at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where she plans to study kinesiology.
Burlison’s parents are Russ and Andrea Burlison of Shreveport.
At Byrd, Ansley participated in Student Council, National Honor Society, Yearbook, cheerleading, lacrosse, Beta Club, Latin Club and numerous community service activities.
Sheriffs’ scholarships are 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. Scholarships will be awarded in 60 parishes throughout the state.
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 and that applicants enroll as full-time, undergraduate students in state.
Caddo Parish scholarships are selected by representatives of LSUS, Southern University-Shreveport, Bossier Parish Community College, and Centenary College.