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ERMU Accepting Scholarship Applications

January 4, 2021

ERMU has opened its annual scholarship program, conducted in partnership with the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA). The Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship Award is available to high school seniors who are customers or have a legal guardian who is a customer of ERMU.


Students are required to submit an application form and an essay of 500 to 700 words on the benefits of having municipal utilities in their community. ERMU will award a $500 scholarship to one local winner who will then go on to compete in MMUA’s statewide scholarship program, where they will have a chance to win an additional $500, $1,000, $1,500, or $2,000. A previous ERMU scholarship recipient went on to place second in the overall competition, earning a total of $2,000!


Judges are looking for originality and at how well the writer relates the value of municipal utilities to ERMU and themselves. For students interesting in applying please download the Tom Bovitz Scholarship Guidelines and entry form. For more details and resource materials, visit MMUA’s website. Submissions are due by March 31, 2021.

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