The founders of the inaugural Kern Energy Festival have made it a primary objective to nurture future leaders in the energy industry. All net proceeds from the Kern Energy Festival will go toward educational charities to preserve learning for future generations.
In order to identify and inspire future energy leaders, the 501(c)(4) non-profit Kern Energy Foundation will partner with local educational institutions and initiatives to offer need-based college scholarships for STEM education. Partner organizations will include both new and established STEM programs at local high schools and colleges. Scholarships created through the Kern Energy Festival will also incorporate a mentoring component to guide recipients along their educational journey and encourage students to retain connections with local professionals.