The Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship honoring the late General Manager, Tom Bovitz. The theme of the annual High School scholarship essay is "Municipal Utilities: good for all of us." Essays are to be from 500 to 750 words, type and double-spaced. Those eligible must be, or have as a legal guardian, a customer of an MMUA-member municipal electric or gas utility.

The Hibbing Public Utilities offers a $250 local scholarship, and coordinates with the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA) for a state-wide competition. MMUA scholarships are in the amounts of $2,000, $1,500, $1,000 and $500, awarded to essay contest winner who plans to attend a post-secondary educational institution. Essays submitted to the Hibbing Public Utilities will be forwarded to the MMUA for the Statewide competition.The deadline for submittals to the Hibbing Public Utilities is April 1, 2019. The guidelines are found here.