SUMMIT, NJ - Utilizing a theme of "What My Municipal Government Does Best,” the New Jersey State League of Municipalities will again offer three, $1,000 awards through the 'Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition'. Three winners will be chosen from throughout the state by The New Jersey League of Municipalities.

Open to high school juniors and seniors, the deadline to apply is March 11, 2019.

The competition sees applicants asked to write an essay on the theme "What My Municipal Government Does Best.” The essay should be based on the student's perceptions and experiences with their municipality’s local government and should consider the public contributions of their municipal government.

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Essays, which should be approximately 500 words in length, will be judged on appropriateness of theme; effective articulation of theme; Originality; as well as Technical composition, spelling, and syntax.

In a letter to Summit High School juniors and seniors, Summit Mayor Nora Radest said, "Many of the elected officials and appointed board members serve the City of Summit with little or no compensation. It is their altruistic desire to serve their community which compels them to public service. These officials, along with a cadre of dedicated professionals, are guardians of our hometown comforts and security. They give their time and talents to help plan our community and preserve our way of life. They serve us year-round, every day and yet are hardly noticed. This scholarship competition will help to rectify that, while encouraging our future municipal leaders."