2023 Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) Scholarship
The Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) is proud to announce its 2023 Scholarship Program, which will award up to five $2,000 scholarships to high school juniors. All students currently enrolled in 11th grade and attending a Minnesota public, private, or parochial school, or a home-study program, are eligible to apply for this program. Applicants should submit a written essay using critical thinking on the topic of promoting awareness of township government by June 1, 2023.
The 2023 essay question on promoting township government is, “Representation of people and ideas is the hallmark of government in the United States. No level of government is as close to its constituents as the township. Today’s townships face several challenges, including decreasing populations, annexation pressures from cities, declining interest in public service, growing demands from constituents, and a distrust of government. Considering these challenges, what do you see as the future role of townships in local government?”
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. A letter announcing this program has been sent to high schools, as well as newspapers statewide. We encourage township officers to also forward this information to high school juniors.