High school juniors and seniors in Brick Township who are planning to continue their education after high school are eligible to earn a scholarship opportunity offered by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, Mayor John Ducey announced Thursday.
The League is offering three statewide $1,000 scholarships through the Louis Bay II Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition. The competition centers on the theme: “How has local government played a role in your life regarding the ongoing pandemic?”
Applicants will be required to write an essay of approximately 500 words with the aforementioned question: “How has local government played a role in your life regarding the ongoing pandemic?” Judging is based solely on the essay including originality, technical composition and appropriateness and effective articulation of theme.
The scholarship is open to all high school juniors and seniors. Residents who live in Brick but attend schools in other communities should return their application to the mayor’s office. An an application packet is available on the township website, www.bricktownship.net.
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. That 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 April 2, 2021. Completed applications should be mailed to Mayor John Ducey, Attention: NJSLOM Scholarship, 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ, 08723.