The Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) offers a township scholarship program for high school juniors in Minnesota. Up to four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.
The MAT Scholarship Program is designed to heighten awareness among young people about Minnesota’s grassroots township government.
All students currently enrolled in 11th grade and attending a Minnesota public, private or parochial high school or a home study program and who plan to further their education at a college, university or vocational school are eligible for this program. They cannot be the child, stepchild, grandchild or stepgrandchild, brother, stepbrother, sister or stepsister of a MAT director or staff member.
Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with a written essay discussing this year’s topic, which is: “Township Pride - Fostering the Township Community.” This is the title of MAT’s 2014 annual conference.
Along with the completed application and written essay, students must submit a current high school transcript and letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor.
All items must be submitted in one envelope and mailed to: Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 267, St. Michael, MN 55376, postmarked by May 1, 2014.
The judging will be completed by Oct. 1, 2014, at which time up to four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.
Winners will be notified in writing in mid-October 2014 and will be invited to attend the Minnesota Association of Townships’ annual meeting Nov. 20-22, 2014, in Duluth.