Scholarship Available For Manchester Students

Mayor Kenneth Palmer discusses the township budget (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

MANCHESTER – Township high schoolers are invited to write an essay based on the theme “What My Municipal Government Does Best” for a $1,000 scholarship.

Manchester is taking part in the scholarship program, which is being run by the New Jersey League of Municipalities. The Louis Bay II Future Municipal Leaders scholarship is named after the Mayor Emeritus of Hawthorne.

Each town will select one semi-finalist and send their essay to the League. The league will choose three $1,000 winners and 15 finalists. The essays will be featured in New Jersey Municipalities magazine.

“Many elected officials, appointed and volunteer board members, serve Manchester and help to plan our community and preserve our way of life. They serve year-round, every day, and are at times barely noticed,” Mayor Kenneth Palmer said. “This scholarship competition helps to rectify that while encouraging our future municipal leaders.”

Students can get information on the scholarships from their high school guidance office. Regional and private school students must apply through the town where they live, not the town where the school is located.