High school juniors and seniors from Brick Township have the opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the state League of Municipalities, Mayor John Ducey said Friday.
The League is offering three $1,000 scholarships through the Louis Bay II Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition. The statewide competition centers on the theme “What My Municipal Government Does Best” and seeks to advance the virtues of elected members of municipal government.
“Brick Township has many exceptional young students,” the mayor said in a statement. “I encourage all juniors and seniors to participate in this scholarship competition and show just how exceptional, talented and dedicated the young people of our community are.”
Applicants will be required to write an essay of approximately 500 words with the theme “What My Municipal Government Does Best.” The essay should be based on the applicant’s perceptions and experiences with their municipality’s local government and should consider the public contribution of the municipal government. Judging is based solely on the essay including originality, technical composition and appropriateness and effective articulation of theme.
Students wishing to apply for the scholarship competition can download application at the township website, www.bricktownship.net. Anyone who would like to request an application by email, can do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The scholarship is open to all high school juniors and seniors, including students from Brick who attend school in other communities.
A committee will select one essay from Brick Township as a semi-finalist. That application will be forwarded and reviewed by the NJSLOM Scholarship Committee. The committee will select 15 finalists and 3 winners. The winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship and their essay will be featured in New Jersey Municipalities Magazine.
All applications must be returned to Mayor Ducey’s office by March 20, 2015. Completed applications should be mailed to Mayor John Ducey, Attention: NJSLOM Scholarship, 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ, 08723.