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Student Education

Sparking student leadership through energy lessons and resources.

10,000 Degrees Scholarships

Sonoma Clean Power is proud to partner with 10,000 Degrees to offer scholarships for qualified students pursuing a 4-year college degree in Energy Management and Design, or another related environmental field included within the Geography, Environment, & Planning Department at Sonoma State University.

Deadline to apply: The application for 2021-2022 school year has closed.

View requirements and apply.

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Spirit of Entrepreneurship Grant

It has been a longstanding goal of Sonoma Clean Power to develop and deliver a grant in partnership with the Santa Rosa Junior College Business Department and the SRJC Foundation. As partners, SCP and SRJC are invested in establishing a strong culture of sustainability that promotes environmental stewardship, economic vitality and social equity throughout the region.

Together, we can be on the forefront of developing sustainable small businesses and creating a vibrant hub of entrepreneurship growth in our community. SCP established an endowment fund with the SRJC Foundation to provide a reliable source of funding for years to come.

Learn more about the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Grant.

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Sonoma Water Partnership

Throughout the school year, SCP partners with Sonoma Water to teach elementary students about electricity, power sources, and climate change. By the end of the 20/21 school year, the program remotely visited 101 classrooms, and engaged 2,163 students and their teachers with content that focused on how students can make a difference.

Learn more about the Water and Energy program.

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The Switch Lab

Since 2013, Sonoma Clean Power, Career Technical Education Foundation, Sonoma County Office of Education, and Switch Electric Vehicles engage schools to work together to implement an Electric Vehicle design and manufacturing program in classes to develop awareness, knowledge, and skills among our youth around clean energy.

Switch Electric Vehicles developed a comprehensive program that teaches students (middle school, high school, and college) the fundamentals of electric vehicle design, assembly, manufacturing, and maintenance. SCP funded several kits at select local schools that allow students to assemble a street-legal electric vehicle.

Learn more about Switch Electric Vehicles!

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NextGen Trades Academy Partnership

Sonoma Clean Power has partnered with the LIME Foundation’s NextGen Trades Academy to increase green building knowledge. The NextGen Trades Academy is a program providing diverse vocational construction training and work/life skills to youth. The program trains and helps students find gainful employment in the trades fields and provides a workforce for local contractors. Students explore approximately 24 construction trades such as architecture, plumbing, roofing, electrical, green building, and solar technology.

Learn more about NextGen Trades Academy.

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