This past 2018-2019 school year, Sullivan Solar Power was privileged to participate in the Student of the Month Program for the city of Murrieta. This program highlights college-bound high school seniors within the Murrieta Unified School District who exemplify what it means to achieve your goals against all odds.
Every month, a deserving senior was chosen from each high school by their teachers and administrators to receive this prestigious recognition. Emily Padilla, Inland Empire Community Development Manager for Sullivan Solar Power, had the opportunity to attend the award presentations and listen to the incredible stories of how the students were able to overcome adversities to achieve academic success.
“There is rarely an occasion when there is a dry eye in the room. Their stories are so heartfelt, courageous and inspiring,” remarked Emily, “Many of these students have faced tremendous challenges, such as being homeless, living with a parent who has an addiction or succeeding with a learning disability. I am always in such awe of the strength of these students.”
As a scholarship sponsor, Sullivan Solar Power, along with a handful of like-minded business professionals, gives an even greater gift. To help even more, each student is given the opportunity to participate in the culminating Student of the Year Program, where they are given the opportunity to be awarded a college scholarship. This year, seven students were chosen, and each will receive $2,600 towards their college tuition.
“Education has always been a priority of our company,” stated Daniel Sullivan, founder and president of Sullivan Solar Power, “We couldn’t be happier to offer our support for students who are sure to use their talents to help change the world in a positive way.”
Sullivan Solar Power is well-known for its focus on education relating to solar power, providing a platform for homeowners to get the facts about solar power and battery storage at seminars held throughout San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties.
Sullivan’s commitment to education is also evident in the solar education classes they have taught in multiple elementary schools, such as Del Mar Pines School in Carmel Valley, Ocean Knoll Elementary and Del Cerro Elementary in Mission Viejo. Students learn about renewable energy and the importance of clean energy for our environment.