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Scholarships Offered to Brick Students

League of Municipalities, Chamber of Commerce both offering scholarships

Brick Mayor John G. Ducey announced this week that high school juniors and seniors from Brick Township may be interested in a scholarship opportunity offered by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. 

The League is offering three $1,000 scholarships through the Louis Bay 2nd 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."

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 Brick'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 NJSLOM website (http://www.njslom.org/Louis-Bay2014.doc) or at the Township website, www.bricktownship.net. Those who would like to request an application by email, please send an email to emoroney@twp.brick.nj.us.

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.

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.

“Brick Township has many exceptional young students," said Ducey. "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."

Additionally, the township's Chamber of Commerce is also offering a scholarship.

The Chamber of Commerce Educational Foundation has announced that they will be awarding scholarships for continuing education. The deadline for submission is April 4, 2014.

All the awards are open to Brick Township Chamber of Commerce members, their employees and the children of either, and are for qualified, continuing post-secondary education. Officials note that all the scholarships are open to adults as well as graduating high school seniors and are for vocational as well as academic education. Graduating seniors who attend any of the Brick Township High Schools, including the Vocational Technical School, are also eligible to apply. Applications have been sent to all members of the Chamber of Commerce and the high schools and may also be downloaded from the Chamber of Commerce website www.brickchamber.com.

Last year the business organization made awards totaling $20,000 to local students. The awards were given for general study and several were for specific fields of study as well.

"We’re very proud of this important community project that the Brick Township Chamber of Commerce undertakes each year," said Lisa Lau, of the chamber. "Last year we saw a large increase in the number of applications we received and expect that this year will be the same."
disgusted homeowner February 01, 2014 at 07:44 AM
An excellent opportunity for our high school students here in town to get some aid towards their college education !!!!

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