HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Borough of Hawthorne has announced that high school students in their junior or senior year can compete to win the Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition, in conjunction with the NJ State League of Municipalities.

The theme of the essay will be 'What My Municipal Government Does Best' and the purpose of the scholarship is "to advance the virtues of elected and volunteer positions in municipal government while raising awareness of municipal government in general."

A committee will select a local-level semi-finalist.  Then, the statewide semi-finalists will be judged by the NJ State League of Municipalities chosen Scholarship Committee.  From there, fifteen finalists and three winners will emerge, with the winners being awarded $1,000 for continuing their education.  In addition, their essays will appear in New Jersey Municipalities Magazine.

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Those students who wish to enter can obtain instructions and applications at the Office of the Mayor in the municipal building, at the Guidance Department of Hawthorne High School, or by logging on to www.njslom.org and obtaining the documents there.  The deadline for the essay submissions is March 11, 2020, which must be given to the Office of the Mayor at 445 Lafayette Avenue.

The scholarship is named in honor of long-time Hawthorne Mayor Louis Bay 2nd, who served as the borough's chief executive for forty years and was active with the League of Municipalities as a board member and as president for sixty years.

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