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Louis Bay Scholarship Contest for High School Juniors & Seniors

Mar 9, 2021

Mayor Jack McNaboe Announces Scholarship Opportunity
Applications & Essays due April 2nd 

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, “How has local government played a role in your life regarding the ongoing pandemic.”  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 Jack McNaboe 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 April 2, 2021.  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.  Scholarship participants will be recognized at a future Township Committee Meeting.

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. Please put all entries to the attention of the Mayor’s Office.

Lastly, you can mail them to:

Mayors Scholarship Contest
Mayor Jack McNaboe
120 Route 522
Manalapan, NJ 07726

Application and Rules