MP&W is proud to support our youth through various programs, scholarships, and contests.
Annual Energy Poster Contest
MP&W sponsors an energy poster competition for fourth-grade students from the Muscatine area each year in early March. The competition follows energy efficiency presentations at each local school.
2016 Annual Poster Contest Winners
2015 Annual Poster Contest Winners
2014 Annual Poster Contest Winners
These scholarship opportunities support efforts to build our future workforce. Counselors at Muscatine High School have details on MP&W Scholarships.
MP&W $500 Scholarships
Each spring, MP&W awards two $500 scholarships to children of MP&W customers interested in pursing a degree that is applicable to a future career/employment at MP&W. Degrees in STEM or business fields such as, Information Technology, Accounting, Engineering, Energy Efficiency, Environmental, Skilled Trades, etc., qualify for consideration. A separate scholarship is available for students interested in careers as electric line workers.
The American Public Power Association (APPA) has additional opportunities through its DEED Scholarship Program, mentioned below.
Edward Archer Memorial/MP&W Powerline Scholarship
The Edward Archer Memorial/MP&W Powerline Scholarship was established in memory of Ed Archer. Ed graduated form the Northwest Iowa Technical College Powerline Program and was a career employee at MP&W. This memorial has been established by Ed's wife, Kathy, and Muscatine Power and Water to promote the lineman trade and assist students preparing for a career in this field.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Applied and been accepted to the Powerline Program.
- Possess a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Have a record of good class attendance and demonstrated leadership.
- Submit a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, high school guidance counselor, or current employer.
- Submit a personal letter addressing your desire to succeed in the profession.
Interested students may also review Northwest Iowa Technical College's scholarship program.
APPA DEED Scholarships
Every year, the DEED Board allocates grants up to $125,000 to DEED member utilities for their research and $4,000 and $5,000 student research grants and internships to university students. Read about these DEED opportunities and other funding sources.
APPA Deed Scholarship