Each $1,000 scholarship will be distributed to the student. To apply, candidates must fill out and submit the scholarship application. Applications are due February 15, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org. A minimum of four scholarships will be awarded. IAMU will announce the award recipients by May 1, 2021.
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 IAM 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 will be 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, as an example only, 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.”
IAMU members are encouraged to share this scholarship information with their communities. You might post information to your social media account(s) and website, and submit information to your local newspaper and/or radio station. IAMU is sending an email about the scholarship to high school guidance counselors, but you might also consider reaching out to your local guidance counselors as well.
If you have any questions about the scholarship program, please feel free to contact IAMU at email@example.com.