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Applications for College Scholarship and Technical Grant Programs Due Dec. 15, 2017

Post Date:09/14/2017 8:00 AM

Santa Clara, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2017) – Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the City of Santa Clara’s municipal electric utility, announced today that it will begin accepting applications tomorrow for its Scholarship Awards Program for the 2018-2019 school year.

Each year, SVP awards up to three college scholarships of $5,000 and up to five technical school grants of $2,000 to new and continuing college students who are pursuing careers related to the power industry. Students must live or go to school in Santa Clara to be eligible. Applications are due by Dec. 15, 2017.

Students interested in applying for SVP scholarships and grants must meet a series of requirements:

  • Demonstrate a goal of entering a field related to energy services, public power, or the power industry
  • Be a resident of the City of Santa Clara, or a student in the City of Santa Clara
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Possess a high school diploma or be a high school senior enrolled in a community college, college, or technical school to begin no later than Oct. 1, 2018
  • Submit an application with cover letter
  • Meet the application requirements

Applications will be reviewed by an independent, third-party Evaluation Committee composed of representatives from the local educational and business community. Evaluation Committee representatives are not related to City of Santa Clara officials or employees.

“Silicon Valley Power is committed to serving the Santa Clara community and growing the next generation of leaders in the energy industry,” said John Roukema, Director of SVP. “The scholarship program is our way of supporting young people in our community and cultivating top talent to ensure that SVP remains at the forefront of the energy industry.”

This year marks the twelfth year of SVP scholarship awards for outstanding students. Since 2006, thirty-six college scholarships and six technical school grants totaling $192,000 have been awarded by the SVP Scholarship Awards Programs.

Those interested in applying for a SVP scholarship or grant should complete and return the appropriate application by Dec. 15, 2017. For more information or to apply, please visit: For questions, contact Voula Brown at vmargelos<at> or (408) 615-6604.

Larry Owens, Silicon Valley Power
Tel: (408) 615-6644
Email: lowens(at)

About Silicon Valley Power

Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is the trademark adopted for use by the not-for-profit electric municipal utility of Santa Clara, CA serving residents and businesses for over 120 years.  SVP provides power to nearly 55,000 customers, including Intel, Oracle, Levi’s Stadium, Owens Corning, Marvel Semiconductor and NVIDIA at rates 22 to 48 percent below neighboring communities.  

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