The City of Rochelle, in partnership with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA), is again offering a scholarship competition program for eligible high school seniors. Each eligible applicant is asked to submit an application and an essay of 500 words or less addressing their choice of one of five utility-related questions.
Applicants must be high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are residential customers of Rochelle Municipal Utilities.
"Since its inception in 2000, IMUA's scholarship program has proven to be a very popular and successful program for IMUA, its members and the communities it serves," said Kevin M. Gaden, President & CEO of the IMUA. "Public power communities offer their customers a number of cost, service and other advantages compared to those served by other energy providers. IMUA's scholarship program is another example of how munipally-owned and operated utility systems can return value to their communities while at the same time, provide a measure of financial assistance and support to those students who wish to pursue a college education."
The deadline for submitting applications and essays is Friday March 6, 2015. A committee of municipal utility officials will select a total of four finalists, each of whom will receive a certificate and $500 scholarship award. Winners will be announced in April. Application materials are available at www.rmu.net.