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Semper Solaris

Scholarship

Investing In Our Future Generation!

Investing in our
future generations.

WHAT

Be awarded up to $3000 in scholarship funds!

HOW

Submit an essay on renewable, sustainbable, and/or solar energies

WHEN

Deadline for College Students is February 28, 2023. High-School Students, July 31, 2023. Enter now!

Since 2012, Semper Solaris has been helping homeowners in California lower their energy bills with Solar Panels + Battery Storage, Roofing, Heating & Air.

Solar Energy

Solar Energy

Battery Storage

Battery Storage

Roofing

Roofing

Heating Air Conditioning

HVAC


Now in 2022, our focus has been set on investing in exceptional high school and college students who are dedicated to helping our planet by using alternative energy.

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Program Overview

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Have you ever been interested in alternative energy such as solar? Now’s the time!

Enter the Semper Solaris Scholarship essay contest and you’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money towards your education.

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Semper Solaris has held contests for students interested in alternative energy since 2019, awarding over $10,000 in total prize money each year!

This year (2022), we will award more than $20,000 to student winners including top prizes for college students at $3000.

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Semper Solaris has held contests for students interested in alternative energy since 2019, awarding over $10,000 in total prize money each year!

Enter the Semper Solaris Scholarship essay contest and you’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money towards your education.

Semper Solaris solar panel globe logo

Program Overview

Black solar panel

Have you ever been interested in alternative energy such as solar? Now’s the time!

Enter the Semper Solaris Scholarship essay contest and you’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money towards your education.

Semper Solaris has held contests for students interested in alternative energy since 2019, awarding over $10,000 in total prize money each year!

This year (2022), we will award more than $20,000 to student winners including top prizes for college students at $3000.

Girl with glasses celebrating a win
Guy with notebook and backpack

Semper Solaris is committed to aiding and awarding as many students as we can.

However, due to the large number of applications and our limited resources, we are able to award only a small percentage of applicants each contest.

Questions? Send us an email at [email protected]

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Requirements

First Place College Award
Second Place College Award

Deadline: February 28, 2023

College Requirements

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Applicant must be a current freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, graduate student, or attending a military academy.

Applicants must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university between May 1, 2022 and May 31, 2023.

For College Applicants we’ll accept proof of your enrollment in the form of a college transcript, class schedule, or a letter from your institution. Your document should be in a non-editable format such as PDF, JPEG, PNG or JPG. We don’t accept 1-20 forms as proof of scholarship, acceptance letters, or deposit emails.

Applicants attending military academies are eligible for this scholarship.

See College/University Rules and Regulations for more details.

Topic Requirements

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Please answer the following question with at least 1,000 words: “How can solar and renewable energy help local communities?”

Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate, and logically organized.

Response must be at least 1000 words in length.

Spelling errors and/or written corrections (by anyone) found on the response will count against the final grade and should be omitted before submission.

First Place High School Award
Second Place High School Award

Deadline: July 31, 2023

High School Requirements

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Applicant must be a current senior high school student.

Applicants must have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited high school between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.

For High School Applicants we’ll accept proof of your enrollment in the form of a class schedule, letter from your institution or photo of your high school ID with a valid expiration date. Your document should be in a non-editable format such as PDF, JPEG, PNG or JPG.

Applicants attending military academies are eligible for this scholarship.

See High-School Rules and Regulations for more details.

Topic Requirements

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Please submit 750+ words about “How do you see Solar Power changing our country in the future?”.

Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her ideas on renewable energy.

Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate, and logically organized.

Essay must be 750 words in length.

Spelling errors and/or written corrections (by anyone) found on the essay will count against the final grade and should be omitted before submission.

COLLEGE APPLICANTS

First Place College Award
Second Place College Award

Deadline: February 28, 2023

College

Requirements

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Applicant must be a current freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, graduate student, or attending a military academy.

Applicants must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university between May 1, 2022 and May 31, 2023.

For College Applicants we’ll accept proof of your enrollment in the form of a college transcript, class schedule, or a letter from your institution. Your document should be in a non-editable format such as PDF, JPEG, PNG or JPG. We don’t accept 1-20 forms as proof of scholarship, acceptance letters, or deposit emails.

Applicants attending military academies are eligible for this scholarship.

See College/University Rules and Regulations for more details.

Topic

Requirements

Semper Solaris solar panel globe logo

Please answer the following question with at least 1,000 words: “How can solar and renewable energy help local communities?”

Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate, and logically organized.

Response must be at least 1000 words in length.

Spelling errors and/or written corrections (by anyone) found on the response will count against the final grade and should be omitted before submission.

HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS

First Place High School Award
Second Place High School Award

Deadline: July 31, 2023

High School

Requirements

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Applicant must be a current senior high school student.

Applicants must have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited high school between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.

For High School Applicants we’ll accept proof of your enrollment in the form of a class schedule, letter from your institution or photo of your high school ID with a valid expiration date. Your document should be in a non-editable format such as PDF, JPEG, PNG or JPG.

Applicants attending military academies are eligible for this scholarship.

See High-School Rules and Regulations for more details.

Topic

Requirements

Semper Solaris solar panel globe logo

Please submit 750+ words about “How do you see Solar Power changing our country in the future?”.

Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her ideas on renewable energy.

Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate, and logically organized.

Essay must be 750 words in length.

Spelling errors and/or written corrections (by anyone) found on the essay will count against the final grade and should be omitted before submission.

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Contest Details

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Semper Solaris is a Veteran-Owned residential solar power installation company based in California that offers a variety of services including Solar + Battery Storage, Roofing, & Heating and Air. The company is known for hiring military veterans within the solar industry, as well as its focus on American culture in its marketing. Semper Solaris is dedicated to a world that runs on 100% renewable energy and has played a major role in California’s transition to solar energy.

Semper Solaris is also involved in many philanthropic initiatives, partnering with nonprofits such as Warrior Foundation Freedom Station to offer solar energy to veterans in need at no cost. Students are the future of solar energy’s advancement and Semper Solaris would like to offer multiple opportunities for a scholarship to students that can offer creative insights into the future of renewable energy.

Submit Your Essay On Renewable, Sustainable, And/Or Solar Energies

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Time Is Running Out!
College Deadline: February 28, 2023
Submit Your Essay Today!

Submit Your Essay On Renewable, Sustainable,
And/Or Solar Energies

Happy students
Time Is Running Out!
College Deadline: February 28, 2023
Submit Your Essay Today!











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    Academic Winners

    COLLEGE APPLICANTS
    Winner, 1st Place
    Tanya Bahena Hernandez Photo
    college Essay, Fall 2022
    Tanya Bahena Hernandez

    University of Central Florida
    Winner, 2nd Place
    Adersin Vartanyan Photo
    college Essay, Fall 2022
    Adersin Vartanyan

    California State University, Stanislaus
    Winner, 1st Place
    Christian Jamison Photo
    college Essay, Summer 2022
    Christian Jamison

    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Winner, 2nd Place
    Alexander 'Alby' Penney Photo
    college Essay, Summer 2022
    Alexander 'Alby' Penney

    Carnegie Mellon University
    Winner, 1st Place
    Ryan Cooper Photo
    college Essay, Summer 2021
    Ryan Cooper

    Tufts University
    Biography
    Winner, 2nd Place
    Leon Masuda Photo
    college Essay, Summer 2021
    Leon Masuda

    University of California Irvine
    Biography
    Winner, 1st Place
    Gil Ruiz Photo
    college Essay, Spring 2021
    Gil Ruiz

    Arizona State University
    Biography
    Winner, 2nd Place
    Melonie Miller Photo
    college Essay, Spring 2021
    Melonie Miller

    Arizona State University
    Biography
    Winner, 1st Place
    Tessa Stearns Photo
    college Essay, Winter 2020
    Tessa Stearns

    San Diego Community College
    Winner, 2nd Place
    Adele Gargiulo Photo
    college Essay, Winter 2020
    Adele Gargiulo

    Point Loma Nazarene University
    Winner, 1st Place
    Joshua Carter Photo
    college Essay, Fall 2020
    Joshua Carter

    University of California, San Diego
    HIGH-SCHOOL APPLICANTS
    Winner #1
    Natalie Mantras Photo
    high school Essay, Summer 2022
    Natalie Mantras

    St Anthony Village High School
    Winner #2
    Jaidyn Lodens Photo
    high school Essay, Summer 2022
    Jaidyn Lodens

    Naperville North High School
    Winner #1
    Lucas Mosca Photo
    high school Essay, 2021
    Lucas Mosca

    Olympian High School
    Winner #2
    Thomas Holland Photo
    high school Essay, 2021
    Thomas Holland

    Deerfield High School
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    Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQs

    Where to turn when you need answers.

    Yes, Community College Students are eligible to participate in the Semper Solaris Scholarship contest.

    Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.

    Yes! Homeschooled students are allowed to enter our essay contests. Please make sure to enter the contest for your current grade level. Instead of writing your school name and address on the form, please make sure to write "Homeschooled." If you’re not sure which contest you’re eligible for, feel free to email us at [email protected]

    Yes! You can submit your essay before the deadline.

    No, we will not accept essays once the deadline has passed.

    Yes, as long as you were not previously a first-place winner.

    Unfortunately, no.

    No (but we highly encourage you to!). All awards are cash prizes. We place no restrictions on how the prize money is spent. Prize winners simply receive a check from us in the amount of their award.

    Using sources to support your ideas demonstrates an understanding of the topic. Please cite your sources, and include a Works Cited page with your essay.

    Yes, you may have your essay proofread. It is not plagiarism to have someone check your essay for spelling, grammatical or structural errors. However, it is plagiarism to have someone else write your essay for you, or if you use someone else’s words as though they were your own.

    We will contact you. Winners will be announced on the Semper scholarship page and on social media.

    No. You may submit one essay for each contest.

    No, we will only accept essays on the provided topic. Any essays or submissions that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered.

    Yes. We will accept.

    Please send your questions or comments about the contest to [email protected]. We should be able to respond within two to five business days (not including weekends).
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