Mayor Lisa Crate would like to inform high school juniors and seniors in Brick Township who are planning to continue their education after high school about a scholarship opportunity offered by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.  The League is offering three $1,000 scholarships through the Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition.

“I encourage any student from Brick Township who plans on going to college or otherwise continuing their education to apply for this grant,” said Mayor Crate. “With the cost of attending college still rising, the chance to earn some money to help pay for it is worth the time it will take to fill out the application and draft a thoughtful essay.”

Applicants will be required to write an essay of approximately 500 words with the “What My Municipal Government Does Best.” Judging is based solely on the essay including originality, technical composition and appropriateness and effective articulation of theme.

“I am excited to read the application essays and learn what our young people think about how we are doing in Brick Township,” said Mayor Crate.

Students wishing to apply for the scholarship competition can download an application packet.  If you would like to request an application by email, please send an email to

The scholarship is open to all high school juniors and seniors.  Residents who live in Brick but attend schools in other communities should return their application to Mayor Crate’s office.

A committee will select one essay from Brick Township as a semi-finalist.  That application will be forwarded and reviewed by the NJSLOM Scholarship Committee.  That committee will select 15 finalists and 3 winners.  The winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship and their essay will be featured in New Jersey Municipalities Magazine.

All applications must be returned to Mayor Crate’s office by Friday, March 15, 2024.  Completed applications should be mailed to Mayor Lisa Crate, Attention: NJSLOM Scholarship, 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ, 08723.