The Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) is proud to announce the 2022 Scholarship Program, which will provide up to five scholarships worth $2,000 to high school juniors. All students currently enrolled in the eleventh grade and attending a Minnesota public, private, parochial school or home study program, are eligible to apply for this program. Since its inception in 2001, the MAT Scholarship Program has had over 2,000 entries and 92 winners.
Applicants must submit a written essay using critical thinking on the topic of promoting awareness of town government by May 1, 2022. Winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges and notified in August 2022. They will also be invited to attend the MAT Annual Conference in October 2022.
The 2022 essay question is, “The Minnesota Association of Towns has a responsibility to promote public understanding of the legacy and future of township government and its role in state and federal systems. What are some of the ways MAT can enhance awareness of township government and inspire township residents and councils to participate?”
For more information and application details, please call the MAT offices at 1-800-228-0296 or visit https://www.mntownships.org/about/scholarship-program.