Scholarship Opportunity for Hamilton Township
High School Juniors and Seniors
Photograph: Hamilton Township Mayor John Bencivengo congratulates Steinert High School graduate Christian Bruni, who was one the three statewide winners in last year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leader Scholarship Competition, which seeks to promote the virtues of elected and volunteer members of local government. (Photograph courtesy of Hamilton Township)
Hamilton Township High School Juniors and Seniors have an opportunity to win up to $1000 towards college through a state-wide scholarship competition.
Mayor John Bencivengo is announcing the New Jersey State League of Municipalities’ annual Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leader Scholarship Competition, which seeks to promote the virtues of elected and volunteer members of local government. The New Jersey League of Municipalities is a non-partisan, voluntary association, which serves and represents all of New Jersey’s 566 municipalities by working to help the cities and towns of our state to better govern themselves.
Hamilton high school juniors and seniors (including students who live in Hamilton and attend a high school outside of the Township – i.e. a private school) that wish to participate in the contest are asked to write a 500-word essay focusing on the theme of “What My Mayor and Governing Body Do Best.” The essay should be based upon the student’s perceptions or experiences with Hamilton Township government and the contributions of its elected and volunteer local government officials.
From the essay submissions, one Hamilton Township student’s essay will be chosen by a judging committee to advance to the state semi-finalist round, where the League of Municipalities’ Scholarship Committee will select 3 winners. Each state-wide winner will receive a $1000 scholarship. Last year, Hamilton resident Christian Bruni – then a Steinert High School student, – was selected as one the three statewide winners.
Essays from Hamilton Township students, including scholarship application forms that have been sent to local high schools, must be delivered to the Hamilton Township Municipal Building; Office of Mayor John Bencivengo located at 2090 Greenwood Avenue; Hamilton, NJ 08609, by close of the business day on Friday, March 9, 2012. Also, application forms, which must be filled out and accompany the essay submission, as well as contest directions will be available on the Township website, under the “News” section.
“I hope we see another of one our community’s students selected as a statewide winner of this contest this year,” says Mayor Bencivengo. “The Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leader Scholarship Competition is an excellent opportunity for Hamilton Township High School Junior and Seniors; and I hope that many of our students will participate in the contest.”