Illinois Municipal Electric Agency

IMUA Scholarship Program

The IMUA Scholarship Program was established to recognize outstanding young men and women in our member communities and increase awareness of the value municipally-owned utility systems bring to their communities.

Each spring, graduating high school seniors whose families reside in (or take utility service) from an IMUA municipality are eligible to participate in an essay contest. Each winner receives a $1000 award from IMUA to be used for college tuition. (Click Here to see a list of our member municipalities.)

Essay topics are established in the spring and contestants must submit their essays by the deadline date. Essays are judged by a panel. Employees and children of IMEA, IMUA or IPEA are not eligible.

For more information on this years essay topics and deadlines, please contact DeeDee Bunch at 217-789-4632.

Electronic Application and Instructions

2022 winners include:

        William Tong – Naperville
        Jaisnav Rajesh – Naperville
        Nolan Kulavic – Springfield
        Emma Vaupel – Naperville

IMUA wishes to thank the following Members and Associate Members for their donations to the Scholarship Program:

Batavia Bethany Breese Bushnell
Chatham Cobden Edinburg Farmer City
Geneseo Geneva Highland Metropolis
Oglesby Rantoul Rock Falls Springfield (CWLP)
St. Charles Waterloo
Associate Members      
A Star Electric Co. Altec Anixter Power Solutions Border States
CDG Engineers CRC Exacter Inc. Fairbanks Morse Engine
Fletcher-Reinhardt Co. IPKeys Power Partners NextEra Energy Marketing, LLC Osmose Utility Services
Power & Tel Power Line Supply Stanley Consultants Sunbelt-Solomon Solutions
Terex Utilities The L.E. Myers Group The Okonite Co. Trachte, LLC
TVPPA Utilitra Vermeer Sales & Service of Central Illinois, Inc. Vistra Energy

IMUA also thanks our Scholarship Committee for their hard work and contribution to the program. Members of the Scholarship Committee are:

        Amber Sabin - City of Springfield, Chair
        Dan Cook - City of Highland
        Josh Eckhart - City of Red Bud
        Eric Rowold - City of Geneseo
        Shannon Risley - City of Bethany