BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – In celebration of Florida City Government Week, The Broward League of Cities has announced it is now accepting applications for the second annual Scholarship for Government Studies. Offered to Broward County high school seniors who are residents of Broward County and attending any Broward County Public School or Charter School, the scholarships will provide valuable financial support to students who plan to attend a college or university to pursue a major in public administration, political science or other government-related field.
“Florida City Government Week is a chance for us to recognize the positive impact government has on our daily lives,” said Cooper City Mayor Debby Eisinger, chair of the Broward League of Cities Education Committee. “We want to celebrate by providing future leaders with the chance to follow their passion for studying municipal government. We look forward to providing these bright seniors with scholarships and urge teachers, parents and friends to inform them about this great opportunity.”
Working with other members, the Education Committee reinstituted the Scholarship for Government Studies last year and awarded four outstanding students with $1,000 each. The scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous personal contributions of elected officials and several League of Cities Associate Members. The four scholarships available will help alleviate the strain high school seniors and parents are beginning to experience as they tally college expenses.
For more information, criteria and applications, please visit the Broward League of Cities website and click on Students. Applications also are available on the Broward County Public Schools website under Scholarship Bulletin and at each County high school website.
Originally chartered in 1957, The Broward League of Cities is a non-partisan, non-profit membership organization, welcoming representation from all of Broward’s 31 municipalities. Members work together to promote awareness of municipal services, concerns and accomplishments. Supporting the educational endeavors of students who plan to seek a career in municipal government is aligned with the League’s belief that by working together on common goals, municipalities can be more successful in resolving the issues affecting the welfare of Broward County residents at the local, state and federal levels, particularly in challenging times.
About the Broward League of Cities
The Broward League of Cities is a non-partisan, non-profit organization comprised of elected officials from Broward County’s 31 municipal governments including a Broward County representative. Chartered in 1957, the organization is a voluntary association which now serves over 1.7 million residents and more than 80 associate government, non-profit and business organizations throughout the County. The Broward League of Cities is dedicated to increasing awareness and providing resolutions to issues that affect day-to-day operations at the county, state, and federal levels. Read more at http://www.browardleague.org.