The Committee will award a scholarship to a Bedford High School Senior

February 12, 2018 – The Bedford Republican Town Committee is pleased to announce an essay competition open to college-bound Bedford high school seniors who for a chance to win a $1,000 college scholarship.   The contest essay subject is What the Constitution Means to Me.  The winner will be chosen by a panel and announced during a Flag Day celebration in June.

“The knowledge and appreciation of civics in our society is a cause our committee supports,” says Bedford Republican District Leader and Town Board Member Don Scott, “We are happy to give back to our community by helping to underwrite a small portion of the cost of college for a deserving student.”

Francis Corcoran will head the essay-writing contest committee tasked with choosing a winner.   “The essay contest will give high school seniors an opportunity to stretch their minds and reflect on the relationship between the people and government,” said Mr. Corcoran.  Mr. Corcoran was a member of the Bedford Town Board for over 12 years and served as Westchester County Legislator District 2.

Submissions for What the Constitution of the United States Means to Me essay contest should be between 600 and 900 words.  Applicants must be college bound high school seniors and residents of Bedford.  Entries are welcome from now until May 6th, 2018. Contestants may email a digital copy in pdf format to:, or hard copy to Bedford Republicans, Box 670, Bedford Hills, NY 10507.  Please be sure include your name, address, email and phone number. All applicants must be residents of Bedford.

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