Wednesday, March 6, 2019

2019 Tommy Bowden Memorial Scholarship Application

Welcome scholarship applicants! 

This scholarship is for seniors graduating from Glen Ridge High School. The completed application with essay attached must be turned in to your guidance counselor no later than May 10, 2019.

The application form is available at the Glen Ridge High School Guidance Office.

Thomas Bowden graduated Glen Ridge High School with the Class of 1983. After he died, we received many cards and letters from people, describing how Tommy had touched their life. Some gestures were small things, like the way he befriended a new student. Other gestures were larger – but they all spoke of Tom’s kind and generous nature. 

Please refer to the articles here and write an essay describing how you – by your words or your actions – have quietly touched the lives of others, as Tommy did. The essay should be a minimum of one page, typed and double-spaced. 

A note from Tommy’s parents:

Thank you for applying for the Thomas H. Bowden, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. This award honors the memory of our son, Tommy Bowden, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Tommy graduated from Glen Ridge with the Class of 1983, and we are proud that his name lives on at GRHS through this award.   – Thomas and Shielah Bowden

Good luck!

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