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Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition

Feb 1, 2023

The Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition is open to
High School Juniors and Seniors who live in Manalapan Township.  Students are invited to submit essays about their local government for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship! 

The scholarship is offered through a joint venture between local mayors and the New Jersey League of Municipalities.  The contest is open to any High School Junior or Senior who lives in Manalapan.  Each student must write an approximately 500-word essay on the theme, “What My Municipal Government Does Best.”  The essay should be based on the student’s perceptions and experiences with Manalapan Township local government.  The essay should consider the public contributions of the Mayor and Township Committee.

Mayor Susan Cohen hopes that our students will take full advantage of the annual Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition, not only to gain a better understanding of public service through local government, but also to enjoy the opportunity of earning a $1,000 scholarship.

All essays must be received by March 10, 2023.  Manalapan will select one essay to forward to the League of Municipalities in Trenton as a semi-finalist.  The League of Municipalities will then choose fifteen finalists and three scholarship winners.  Winning essays will be featured in the New Jersey Municipalities Magazine. 

Applications are also available on the Township website at

Please return all applications via email to

You can also drop them off in the drop box located outside Town Hall, or bring it directly to the Administration Office.

Lastly, you can mail them to:

Mayors Scholarship Contest
Mayor Susan Cohen
120 Route 522
Manalapan, NJ 07726

Click Here for an application

Click Here for rule and regulations