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Attention Class of 2022!

January 4, 2022
Students at their graduation ceremony throwing their hats in the air and celebrating.

ERMU has opened its annual scholarship program, partnering again 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 entry 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. There they will have a chance to win an additional $500, $1,000, $1,500, or $2,000. Last year’s ERMU scholarship winner placed 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 interested in applying, please download the Tom Bovitz Scholarship Guidelines and entry form. For more details and resource materials, you can visit MMUA’s website and the American Public Power Association’s website.

Submissions are due to ERMU by March 31, 2022.

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