This year’s scholarship recipients are:
- Gunner Kirchhoff who will be graduating from Atlantic High School. Gunner will be attending Northwest Iowa Community College, enrolled in its Powerline Technology Program. The IAMU member utility is Atlantic Municipal Utilities.
- Dauson Heitritter who will be graduating from Central Lyon High School. Dauson will also be attending Northwest Iowa Community College, enrolled in its Engineering Design Program. The IAMU member utility is Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities.
- Megan Driscoll who will be graduating from North Cedar Community School. Megan will be attending Marshalltown Community College, enrolled in its Powerline Technician Program. The IAMU member is the City of Mechanicsville.
- Nicholas Brown who will be graduating from Algona High School. Nicholas will be attending Northwest Iowa Community College, enrolled in its Powerline Technology Program. The IAMU member utility is Algona Municipal Utilities.
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:
- Live in a residence that is a verified customer of an IAMU member or attend a high school that is a verified customer of an IAMU member.
- Be a 2021 graduating high school senior or have previously graduated from high school.
- Be attending a post high school education program located in Iowa in the fall of 2021.
Preference was given to applicants entering a utility-related career with a special preference to applicants entering utility-related trades programs leading to careers in difficult to fill utility careers such as electric line worker, water treatment or distribution operator, or operator qualified natural gas positions.
“IAMU is committed to supporting the future of Iowa and its municipal utilities,” said Troy DeJoode, IAMU executive director. “That commitment involves helping the next generation of professionals to get the education and training that they need. For the last several years, we have emphasized making high school students aware of the tremendous career opportunities that exist in public utilities. This scholarship program is an extension of that priority.”
For more information about the IAMU Scholarship Program, visit the Scholarship Program page on the IAMU website.