Utilities throughout the nation are facing a workforce shortage that includes well-paid jobs, ranging from power-line workers to control room technicians to engineers. That’s why we annually offer college scholarships and technical school tuition grants to students who live in the City of Santa Clara and are pursuing careers related to the electric utility industry.
We’re offering $5,000 scholarships to new and continuing college students and $2,000 to trade school students who will be enrolled by October 2016 for the 2016-17 school year. Thirty college scholarships and six technical school grants totaling $162,000 have been awarded since the program started in 2006.
If you know a student studying energy services, electric utilities, or fields associated with the power industry in general, see the application at www.siliconvalleypower.com/scholarships or call (408) 261-5036 for more information. This year’s deadline is November 3, 2015.