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

2020 winners include:

        Catherine Noelle Sorensen – Naperville
        Hailey Winslow – Springfield
        Madison Giltner – Metropolis
        Scott Breidigan – St. Charles

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

Altamont Batavia Bethany Breese
Bushnell Carlyle Cobden Edinburg
Geneseo Highland Metropolis Oglesby
Rantoul Rock Falls Springfield (CWLP) St. Charles
Associate Members      
Altorfer, Inc. Anixter Power Solutions Border States Civic Systems
Energis High Voltage Resources Exacter Inc. Fairbanks Morse Engine Fletcher-Reinhardt Co.
Middough, Inc. mPower Innovations N-Dimension Solutions NextEra Energy Marketing, LLC
Osmose Utility Services Power Line Supply Premier Power Maintenance
SCS Engineers Stanley Consultants The L.E. Myers Group TVPPA
Utility Design Services Utility Safety & Design 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 - Springfield, Chair
        Cory Sheehy - City of Marshall
        Dan Cook - City of Highland       
        Josh Eckhart - City of Red Bud