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2/6/2014 - Scholarship Opportunity for Hamilton Township High School Juniors and Seniors

Scholarship Opportunity for Hamilton Township High School Juniors and Seniors 


Hamilton Township High School Juniors and Seniors who are planning to continue their education beyond high school have an opportunity to win $1000 scholarship through a state-wide essay competition.     

Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede is announcing the New Jersey State League of Municipalities’ Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders 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 565 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 an approximately 500-word essay focusing on the theme of “What My Municipal Government Does Best.”  The essay should be based upon the student’s perceptions or experiences with Hamilton Township Municipal Government and should consider the public contributions of the Mayor and governing body.

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 three winners.  Each of the three state-wide winners will receive a $1000 scholarship.  

“I hope that many of our community’s high school juniors and seniors will take full advantage of the Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition and an opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship.  Just three years ago, a Hamilton student was one of the three statewide winners of this scholarship competition.  This year, I am hoping that another one of our very talented high school students can achieve this great feat,” says Mayor Yaede.    

Essay competition participants must return their essays and completed scholarship application forms to the Hamilton Township Municipal Building; Office of Mayor Kelly Yaede located at 2090 Greenwood Avenue; Hamilton, NJ 08609, by close of the business day on Monday, March 10, 2014.  Application forms and contest directions will be available on the Township website (, under the “News” section.