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Scholarship Funds

If you'd like to contribute to a scholarship fund, click the Donate Now button and be sure to indicate "Heather Andrews Scholarship Fund," "Veterans and Active Duty Military Program", "General Scholarship Fund", or "Walt Ratterman Scholarship Fund," in the program selection box or special instructions area on the donation payment page.

Walt Ratterman - Solar Energy InternationalIf you are from a developing country and would like take SEI workshops in order to bring renewable energy technologies to your community, you may qualify for the Walt Ratterman Scholarship

If you are a feHeather Andrews, 1978-2012male interested in solar training, SEI has 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.

SEI also has a General Scholarship Fund from which we award tuition assistance to those in financial need, from any country, and who are often underemployed or unemployed and in search of a new and meaningful career. 

 The SEI Veterans and Active Duty Military Program assists Veterans with discounted tuition for our Certificate Program training.  This is a truly inspirational scholarship and outreach program for veterans and active duty military personnel.   SEI has experienced a dramatic increase in recent years of veterans who wish to attend SEI training and are looking for funding opportunities to take full advantage of all that SEI has to offer. 

In 2013, SEI established the Johnny Weiss Scholarship Fund in honor of our Co-Founder, Johnny Weiss. In 2013, Johnny transitioned his role to an advising consultant and we wanted to honor him for his vision in co-founding SEI in 1991. Because of Johnny's vision, SEI has trained over 22,000 people and has had a significant impact on the renewable energy industry. This scholarship is for a person who demonstrates Johnny's commitment to making the world a better place through service. A preference is given to Native Americans or people from the developing world. This scholarship is for a full tuition course.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship (General, Johnny Weiss, Walt Ratterman/International, Heather Andrews/Women), 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. If you are interested in our Veterans Program and additional scholarships for Veterans, please use the Solar Professionals Certificate Program application to apply by clicking here, once you have read about the program and ascertained if it applies to you!