2021 Essay Contest

The Tohono O’odham Utility Authority is inviting all qualified high school Juniors to enter our 2021 Essay Contest. Due to the pandemic, instead of offering a trip to Washington DC, we are offering each of the four winners a $1,000 scholarship!


If you know any high school juniors please encourage them to submit an essay for a chance to win $1,000. The essay is to be 500 – 700 words long. The basic requirement is that your parents or guardians are customers of TOUA. The essays will be scored and the top contenders will then be interviewed by a panel of judges. The students will be able to speak their essays to the judges. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.


The deadline for submitting an essay is Friday, April 9, 2021. To receive further information please contact Teresa Choyguha, Director, Marketing & Public Relations at (520) 383-5862.