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2023 MMUA Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship: How to Apply & More

Learn more about the 2023 MMUA Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship program, award amounts, and how to apply for 2023 through Delano Municipal Utilities.

Attention all graduating seniors! Delano Municipal Utilities (DMU) is now accepting applications for the 2023 MMUA Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship. Continue reading to learn more about how to apply, deadlines and important dates, and the amounts awarded to recipients.

Scholarship Award Amounts

The Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA) started the Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship in 1994. Each year, local utilities, like DMU, select one winner to submit to MMUA for consideration. Then, the MMUA Communications/Member Services Committee reviews these statewide submissions and selects the four scholarship recipients.

This year, a total of $5,000 will be awarded, split amongst four winners:

  • First place: $2,000
  • Second place: $1,500
  • Third place: $1,000
  • Fourth place: $500

How to Apply: Scholarship Application Essay Requirements

As mentioned above, DMU will select one local winner to submit for the scholarship program. Applicants must write a 500–750-word essay, typed and double-spaced, responding to one or more of the following:

  • 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?

To apply, email a copy of your essay to [email protected] with the subject line “2023 MMUA Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship Application” BY THURSDAY, MARCH 23. The Delano Water, Light, and Power Commision will review all essays and select one local winner. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for submission to MMUA. Please contact DMU with any questions.

Important Dates/Information

2020 Recipient: Delano Resident Ella Madson

In 2020, one of the winners of the 20th annual contest was Ella Madson of Delano. She came in second place, receiving a $1,500 scholarship to put toward her education at the College of Saint Benedict. Information about that year’s contest, including Ella’s essay and the first place recipient’s, can be found here.

In 2020, Ella Madson of Delano took second place and was awarded $1,500 for her essay.

Submit Your Application to DMU

Are you a graduating senior or know someone who is? Don’t miss out on this opportunity for financial aid! Remember that all applications for the 2023 MMUA Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship must be submitted to DMU by the THURSDAY, MARCH 23 deadline.

Contact us today with any questions or to learn more.