Attention Class of 2024!

February 7, 2024
Students at their graduation ceremony throwing their hats in the air and celebrating.

Elk River Municipal Utilities (ERMU) has opened its annual scholarship program which 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 750 words, typed and double spaced, reflecting on one or more of the following prompts:

  • What is the benefit of a city maintaining local control of its utilities?
  • How does your hometown provide reliable, sustainable, and affordable utility service?
  • How does your municipal utility make life easier for its customers?

Judges are looking for originality and the relevance of the prompts to the writer and will award a $1000 scholarship to one local winner. For students interested in applying, please download the entry form. For more details and resource materials, you can visit ERMUMN.COM and the American Public Power Association’s website.

Submissions are due to ERMU by March 29, 2024.