Kenneth King Scholarship Application

  • The Kenneth King Scholarship Fund is designed in partnership between Solar Energy International and the Kenneth King Foundation with support from Grid Alternatives Colorado to provide undeserved Coloradans scholarships for solar skills job training, as well as performance stipends and support services to reduce the financial burden of pursuing career training, incentivize engaged participation, and support job placement of successful participants.
    • 14 Coloradans will be eligible to receive 100% scholarship assistance, career resources, professional development, and job placement support between September 1, 2020 and March 31, 2020.
    • 14 participants will be eligible to complete SEI’s introductory solar course online, PV/FVOL101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-direct) in English or Spanish, and SEI’s safety course online, CE523: Residential/Commercial Roof-Mounted PV Installation Safety in English.
    • Of the 14 participants selected, 8 participants will be eligible to complete an even more robust training package, SEI’s introductory course suite, including PV/FVOL101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-direct), PV/FV203: PV System Fundamentals (battery-based), and CE523: Residential/Commercial Roof-Mounted PV Installation Safety, as well as sit for the NABCEP Associates Exam.
    Participants will also be awarded stipends upon successfully completing training by meeting the following milestones:
    • Successfully complete PV/FVOL101: Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-direct) with passing grade of 70% or higher: awarded $250 completion stipend
    • Successfully complete PV/FV203: PV System Fundamentals (battery-based) with passing grade of 70% or higher: awarded $250 completion stipend
    • Sit for NABCEP Associates exam: awarded $100 completion stipend
    The Kenneth King Scholarship Fund is designed specifically to serve Coloradans. Eligible participants include Colorado residents who:
    • Located in the Denver Metro area
    • Are on the verge of, formerly or currently homeless, unemployed, previously incarcerated, immigrants, refugees, single parents, low-income families, justice involved individuals, and or people with disabilities. 
    • 18 years of age or older
    • A legal resident of the state of Colorado
    • Complete scholarship application
    • Agree to share a minimum of 2 updates and photos which may be used for marketing purposes
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  • 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. Please answer the following questions:

    • Why are you applying for this scholarship?
      How can the scholarship help you and your plans for the future?
    • 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 and implementation process.
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