Dylan Cowgill of Caddo Parish is the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program, Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today.
Cowgill is a graduating senior at North Caddo Magnet High. He will use the $500 scholarship at Louisiana Tech University where he plans to study engineering. Cowgill's parents are Stacy and Susan Cowgill of Ida.
At North Caddo, Cowgill lettered in football and tennis, was on the Student Council, participated in Quiz Bowl, and was a Red Jackets school representative.
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.