City Water, Light and Power (CWLP) and other Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA) member utilities, in partnership with the IMUA, are offering a scholarship program to eligible high school seniors for four $1,000 awards.
Eligible students are asked to submit an application and an essay of 500 words or less addressing their choice of one of three utility-related questions. Applicants must be high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are residential customers of CWLP or another IMUA-member utility. This will be the 20th year IMUA has offered the program in cooperation with its member utilities.
“Today’s utilities face a myriad of economic and environmental challenges, which warrant creative and innovative solutions,” said CWLP Chief Utility Engineer Doug Brown. “Building a greater awareness of these issues is a good practice for how these future leaders will have to address these challenges in their own careers.”
The purpose of the program is to promote and recognize scholastic achievement, as well as to create greater awareness among young adults of the many issues facing municipally-owned and operated utilities.
The deadline for submitting applications and essays is Friday, March 6, 2020. A committee of municipal utility officials will select a total of four finalists, each of whom will receive a certificate and a $1,000 scholarship award. Winners will be announced in April.
Application packets are available online, http://www.imea.org/Documents/IMUAScholarshipApp.pdf and more information about the scholarship program is available here http://www.imea.org/IMUA_Scholarship.aspx. Applicants may contact DeeDee Bunch at (217) 789-4632 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.