The Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) Scholarship Program is now available for populations that have been historically disadvantaged or underserved in the building industry and aims to provide green building technical training, professional development, and career advancement opportunities.
Three (3) full-tuition scholarships worth $1,600 each will be awarded. Earth Advantage encourages women, people of color, rural community members, and others who are disadvantaged or underrepresented in the industry to apply. There are no prerequisites required to apply or enroll in the SHP course, however proficiency in English and some previous experience in home construction, rating, or design will help participants gain maximum benefit from the opportunity.
Market Demand for Green Building ProfessionalsThe SHP course is an in-depth, comprehensive training program that helps professionals build their skills and expertise in high performance construction/design. The current housing market demands qualified green building professionals and taking the Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) course to earn the SHP designation will help demonstrate this expertise to prospective employers and the market. Current market factors driving demand for green and energy efficient construction include:
- Increasing consumer demand demonstrated by local and national market studies.
- Increasing levels of builders participating in third-party verification programs.
- Increasing energy efficiency requirements in future OR Residential Building Code cycles.
- Home Energy Score programs launched by OR Dept. of Energy, City of Portland, and other municipalities that increase demand for existing home retrofits and upgrades.
Three (3) full-tuition scholarships worth $1,600 each will be awarded based on information provided in this application.
- The deadline for application is 5PM on Monday, October 21, 2019 (Applicants are encouraged to seek employer approval to participate prior to submitting an application).
- Awardees will be notified on Monday, October 28, 2019.
- The SHP program begins on Friday, November 15, 2019.
Applicants may download the Scholarship Application and submit via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or print and mail to/drop off at our Earth Advantage office (623 SW Oak, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97205).
Earth Advantage is committed to a mission that values diversity, equity and inclusion, and we are excited to offer a SHP scholarship opportunity to help advance these goals.
This scholarship opportunity was made possible in part thanks to support from Energy Trust of Oregon.
All application information is confidential. Earth Advantage and Energy Trust of Oregon will not disclose any information without your consent.