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:

Altamont Batavia Bethany Breese
Bushnell Carlyle Carmi Chatham
Edinburg Flora Geneseo Highland
Metropolis Oglesby Rantoul Rochelle
Rock Falls Springfield St. Charles Waterloo
Associate Members      
A Star Electric Co. Altec Inc. BHMG Engineers, Inc. Border States
Cooperative Response Cntr. (CRC) Fletcher-Reinhardt Co. GridLiance Hanson Professional Services Inc.
IPKeys Power Partners NextEra Energy Marketing Osmose Utility Services Power Line Supply
Power System Engineering Premier Power Maintenance Quad Plus Testing Stanley Consultants, Inc.
Sunbelt-Solomon Terex Utilities The L.E. Myers Group The Okonite Co.
United Energy Utilitra Utility Safety & Design 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 Eckart - City of Red Bud
        Eric Rowold - City of Geneseo
        Shannon Risley - City of Bethany