Kenneth King Scholarship Application

  • Solar Energy International (SEI) is excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity provided by the Kenneth King Foundation to help Coloradans land jobs in the solar industry. This scholarship and support fund is dedicated to Coloradans currently facing an economic, social or cultural disadvantage (low-income, under-employed, previously incarcerated, previously homeless, refugee, immigrant…), who seeks to improve their current circumstances by starting a career in the solar industry.
    This scholarship will provide 100% tuition to 4 English speaking students for SEI’s PV101 Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) and PV201L Solar Electric Lab Week (Grid- Direct). Each class is one week long and will be taught at the SEI campus in Paonia CO. As part of this scholarship, students will receive a $600 stipend, $500 for lodging, $715 per diem, and $275 dollars for travel expenses to the SEI campus. Furthermore, recipients of the Kenneth King scholarship will be provided job and resume counseling by SEI Student Services.
    Candidates must:
    • Be in an underserved demographic (low income, under-employed, previously incarcerated, previously homeless…)
    • Be 18 years of age or older
    • Be a legal resident of the state of Colorado
    • Sign up for and pass SEI’s free RE100 class
    • Complete scholarship essay
    • Be able to relocate to Paonia CO. for 2 weeks
    • Agree to share periodic progress reports and photo which may be used for marketing purposes
  • Personal and Contact Information

  • Tell us a little about yourself

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  • Financial Information

  • Traveling

    Would you be able to take time and travel to Paonia, CO for in the person class PV101 Apr 13 - Apr and hands on lab between PV201L Jul 13 - Jul 17?
  • Personal Statement

  • Your essay must be approximately 500 words, describing your interests, your accomplishments, and your future plans or goals related to this scholarship.

    Please include the following in your essay:

    • Describe how your past or current experience makes you a good candidate for this scholarship program.
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    • Why do you want to pursue a career or training within this field?
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    • What are your goals upon completion of your SEI training?
  • If you are awarded a scholarship, your SEI training will require time and dedication. Describe what steps you will take to insure your completion and success in the program. Are there any obstacles or barriers that would keep you from completing this program if awarded a scholarship? Please include any other information you feel would help the committee during the selection process.
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