High School Seniors are invited to apply for the Westford Republican Town Committee Gunars Zagars Freedom Scholarship.
This monetary award is given to a graduating senior who is a Westford resident and who understands and actively supports traditional Republican principles. All graduating high school seniors are eligible including public, private, parochial and home-school students whether or not they plan to attend college, a trade school, the military, start a business or join the work force immediately.
The scholarship is named after Gunars Zagars (1935-2018), an active Republican resident of Westford for close to 40 years. In 1944, when Gunars was 9 years old, he and his family escaped the Soviet communist occupation of Latvia as did thousands of Latvians during WWII. Experiencing the oppression of a communist government and following the plight of Latvia’s struggle to gain independence, Gunars was a strong proponent of freedom.
Part of the application for the award is to submit a typed essay explaining what freedom means to you.
Graduating Westford high school seniors can fill out an application by following the directions at: https://westfordmagop.org/freedom-award/