Silicon Valley Power Awards Scholarships

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Five college scholarship grants and two technical grants for Santa Clara, Calif.-based students pursuing studies in the energy services, public power and/or power industry have been awarded by Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the city of Santa Clara's municipal electric utility. SVP grant recipients were chosen by a panel of local power, business and educational professionals.

Four graduating high school seniors and a university Ph.D. candidate will each receive a $5,000 tuition grants. Albert Ai of Wilcox High School, Kara Johnson of Santa Clara High School, and Melissa Darr and Kamini Iyer of Archbishop Mitty High School will begin college in the fall. Sara Cooper, a Brown University graduate with a degree in Chemical Engineering, is pursuing a Ph.D. in applied physics at the University of Sydney.

Marc Fontana, a Hewlett-Packard retiree and De Anza College student in the energy management degree program, and Scott Shaw, a certified electrician studying energy services at the Institute of Business and Technology, will each be awarded a $2,000 tuition grant.

"These seven recipients are outstanding examples of academic achievement and commitment to serving the public through their anticipated studies and work in energy-related fields," says John Roukema, director of SVP. "They all understand environmental responsibility and wish to pursue professions related to green energy, alternative fuels, and solutions for our climate crisis. SVP is proud to support these Santa Clara residents."

SOURCE: Silicon Valley Power

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