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 $500 award from IMUA to be used for college tuition.

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 year’s essay topics and deadlines, please contact DeeDee Bunch at 217-789-4632.

Electronic Application and Instructions

2016 winners include:

        Michelle Brown – Winchester
        Laine Hendrix – Highland
        Kendra Ripperda – Breese
        Jacob Peruba – Peru

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

Batavia Breese Bushnell Carlyle
Carmi Cobden

Farmer City





Rock Falls


St. Charles

Springfield (CWLP)

Associate Members      

Key Equipment & Supply Co.


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       
        Tom Bruhl - City of St. Charles
        Josh Eckhart - City of Red Bud