By: Kathy Lynch, Republican State Committeewoman, Westford Republican Town Committee Chairwoman
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 (https://westfordmagop.org/republican-beliefs/). 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/.