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We understand the power of words and take pride of our writers who give the content an in-depth meaning with their words and their creativity. The Solar Energy Foundation (SEF) Annual Scholarship Program is for students, who have such passion and flair for writing.

We are offering 5 Undergraduate, Graduate or Postgraduate students $1,000 paid scholarships toward their academic costs for the year 2018.

We belive in empowering great minds. Talent can be nurtured with proper education.

—Joseph Watt


Any current, full-time student of an accredited American university or college, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is eligible. There is no age requirement.


To apply for the scholarship, applicants must write an essay (~1000 words) about a clean tech topic of interest. Example topics include (but are not limited to) clean energy, climate change, smart home innovations, and energy efficiency. Submissions that use data are recommended. (The EIA has a wealth of information on energy and the environment.)


The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work. The scholarship will be awarded to the student who write the most compelling essay as judged by an outside panel of educational professionals.Submissions containing grammatical or spelling errors, or any inappropriate language or content will be rejected.


A total of five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to 5 prospective students to support their studies for the year 2018. The scholarship will be paid out in amounts of $500 (U.S.) to each winner bi-annually, twice each year in the form of a check that will be mailed to the college or university attended by the winning student.

Unlike solar energy, the scholarship award is non-renewable, and past recipients are not eligible to receive the scholarship in order to provide a wider net of students with the support they need.

  1. We reserve the right to publish any submissions, including, but not limited to, the winning submissions.
  2. All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on December 31st, 2017.
  3. We’ll select five winners and notify them by January 10th, 2018.

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Never settle. Don't let your dreams stay dreams. Take action. Do it now with your writing.

To participate in the SEF scholarship program, all that is required is your passion towards the environment to receive $1,000 award. We all know how our environment is getting affected by increase in the pollution in the atmosphere. Our generation must do something to reduce the impact of pollution on ‘Mother Earth’ else future is not going to be so good for our kids. Keeping this thing in mind, you need to conduct a thorough research and write an essay 800 – 1000 words on the example topics include (but are not limited to) clean energy, climate change, smart home innovations, and energy efficiency.


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Make sure there is no grammatical or spelling mistake. Deadline is December 31st, 2017 at 11.59 p.m. PST.

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