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Heather Andrews Scholarship/ Women's Program

Solar Energy International's solar training Women’s Program provides in-person, technical workshops in a supportive learning atmosphere to bring more women into the renewable energy field.  SEI's training is helpful and rewarding to women pursuing a career and/or working in renewable energy, please click here for details on our Women's Solar Electric Design & Installation (Grid Direct) Online course.

Heather Andrews, 1978-2012In 2012, SEI established the Heather Andrews Scholarship Fund to support women's solar training. Heather was a SEI alumna and solar champion who passed away Feb. 8, 2012, after complications from brain surgery. This scholarship supports female SEI students pursuing hands-on training at our Paonia PV Lab in the charming town nestled in the Rocky Mountains Heather held close to her heart.  It also supports female SEI students with partial tuition scholarships for the womens only PVOL101 Online course.  The Heather Andrews Scholarship Fund is the focus of the SEI Women's Program. Donate now.

On Wednesday, February 6th, 2013, at the Field House Sports and Beer Hall (1159 Filbert Street, inside the PA Convention Center), there was a gathering in Heather's honor.  The #SolarChat team from @EcoOufitters, along with @PVAmerica, presented #SolarChat LIVE at PV America East (#PVAE), an event inspired by Heather's memory and attended by many of her friends from the solar industry. The event was a success with a meet and greet, networking, a 50/50 Raffle benefiting the Heather Andrews Scholarship Fund, Renewable Energy World live-streaming coverage and "Solar on the Street" interviews. Click here for more photos from the event. 


Laura Walters of Solar Energy International and Raina Russo of EcoOutfitters at the Solar Chat Event.



SEI's Women's Program would not be possible without your support! Donations to the Women's Program are used to provide scholarships to women who otherwise could not attend workshops. Click the Donate Now! button and be sure to indicate "Heather Andrews Scholarship Fund" in the comments area on the donation payment page.


If you are interested in applying for a Heather Andrews/Womens Scholarship, please click here to fill out the application.  Please read about the scholarship fund prior to filling out application, and be sure to thoroughly and accurately read and respond to all questions on the application.