Liberty Power and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation are offering $20,000 in scholarships for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students who plan a career in energy or environmental concerns.
"The USHCC is proud to partner with Liberty Power to award scholarships to tomorrow's visionaries," Javier Palomarez, USHCC president and CEO, said in a statement. "By giving students the resources they need, we are stemming the tide of restrictive education costs and making sure we continue to out-innovate the rest of the world."
The USHCC Foundation leverages corporate and public support to help Hispanics advance in the world of business.
The new Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship will award one $10,000 scholarship and two $5,000 scholarships, with the winners to be announced at USHCC's national convention in September. Students who are interested in the energy or environmental fields and are enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year university are welcome to apply by Aug. 25.
The USHCC National Convention will be held Sept. 15-17 in Chicago.
"There is a clear connection between my educational and life experiences and how I, with the help of others, have applied those lessons to get to where I am today," said David Hernandez, co-founder and CEO of Liberty Power. "Now, we at Liberty Power are proud to support promising young minds in their own educational pursuits."
Liberty Power, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is the country's largest independent retail electric supplier, according to the 2013 KEMA rankings. It is also the largest Hispanic-owned energy company in the U.S. and ranked No. 9 on the 2013 HispanicBusiness 500 index, with revenues of $710.8 million in 2012.
For more information on the Bright Horizons Scholarship program, click here.
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