The Minnesota Association of Townships announced its 2020 Scholarship Program, which will award up to five $2,000 scholarships to high school juniors, an increased amount from previous years.

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. Since its inception in 2001, the MAT Scholarship Program has had almost 2,000 submissions and 82 winners.

Applicants should submit a written essay on the theme of MAT’s 2020 Education Conference, “Township Day,” by May 1. Winners will be chosen by an independent panel of judges and will be notified by Oct. 1. They will also be invited to attend MAT’s Awards Banquet Nov. 20 in St. Cloud.

For more information and application details, please call the MAT offices at 1-800-228-0296 or visit mntownships.org.