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Scholarship Encourages Students to Honor Elected Officials

NJ League of Municipalities invites Butler, Kinnelon and Bloomingdale students to apply for $1,000 college scholarships.

Three students from throughout the state will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the New Jersey League of Municipalities and Butler, Kinnelon and Bloomingdale students will be have a chance now as well.

Bloomingdale Mayor Jonathan Dunleavy, a member of the League, said he will be reaching out to the Butler and Bloomingdale school districts to explain the scholarship program, the Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition. Through the competition, students are required to write essays about what their mayors and elected officials "do best."

"These elected officials and appointed board members serve Bloomingdale and Butler. It is their altruistic desire to serve their community which compels them to public service," Dunleavy said. "These officials, along with a cadre of dedicated professionals, are guardians of our hometown comforts and security. They give of their time and talents to help plan our community and preserve our way of life."

The purpose of the scholarship program is for students to recognize the volunteerism of elected officials and for the officials to be noticed for their efforts.

Essays need to be about 500 words and submitted to Dunleavy by March 8. 

Karen Timpanaro January 30, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Is this opened up for HS seniors only or for all grades?
Jon Dunleavy January 30, 2013 at 10:37 PM
This is a college scholarship open to HS juniors and seniors only. This is offered by the NJ State League of Municipalities.
Gary January 31, 2013 at 04:08 AM
Jon, If the purpose of the scholarship program is for students to recognize the volunteerism of elected officials and for the officials to be noticed for their efforts. You do not qualify since you are no longer a volunteer, you are a paid professional. Is there another true volunteer where these essays can be submitted.
Jon Dunleavy January 31, 2013 at 04:39 AM
Gary, This scholarship is an opportunity for 2 Butler High School Juniors or Seniors to win a $1000 college scholarship from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. Student are required to write an essary about what their Governing Body do best. These essay must be submitted to the sponsoring Mayor, which would be me. The essays will be judged by a committee consisting of elected officials, town professionals, town staff and various board volunteers. One finalist from each town will be submitted as candidates in the NJSLOM scholarship program. Thank you for your concern. Mayor Jon Dunleavy

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