Liberty Power, the nation’s largest owner-operated retail electric supplier, is proud to announce the launch of the fourth annual Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship.
FT. LAURDERDALE – April 24th, 2016 – Established in 2013, the scholarship is an ongoing collaborative effort between Liberty Power and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation. The partnership’s focus is to provide a collective $100,000 in scholarships over the course of five years to eligible college students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education with an interest in engaging a career in either the energy or environmental field.
“Each year the applicants raise the bar a little higher. Their appetite for learning, ideas for the future and contributions to the energy community continue to supersede our expectations”, said David Hernandez, co-founder & CEO of Liberty Power. “As we embark on the fourth year of the Bright Horizons Scholarship, we can clearly see this program is making a real difference in helping STEM students to power their dreams.”
The Bright Horizons Scholarship has already awarded 10 students a total of $60,000 toward powering their dreams. This year, the scholarship program will award a total of $20,000 in the form of three scholarships valued at $10,000, $6,000, and $4,000. The winners of the 2016 Bright Horizons Scholarship will be announced at the USHCC National Convention on October 9-11 in Miami, Florida.
“The Bright Horizons Scholarship is a great vehicle for ensuring affordable education remains a priority, and specifically, in paving the way for students studying STEM,” said USHCC Foundation Chairman, Nina Vaca. “This program has also strengthened the partnership between the USHCC Foundation and Liberty Power as we watch our shared venture bears fruit year after year.”
Students who are currently studying STEM at an accredited two or four-year university with an interest in the fields of energy or the environment are welcome to apply by August 15, 2016.
For more information and to apply for the Bright Horizons Scholarship program, please visit: www.libertypowercorp.com/scholarship
About Liberty Power
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Liberty Power is the largest completely independent, privately-held retail electric supplier in the United States based on 2015 DNV GL rankings of electric retailers. The company is also the first minority-owned supplier with a national footprint, and the largest Hispanic-owned energy company in the United States according to Hispanic Business. Liberty Power provides large and small businesses, government agencies and residential customers with low-cost electricity and exceptional customer service.
For more information on Liberty Power, please visit www.libertypowercorp.com
About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The USHCC Foundation is committed to giving Hispanic entrepreneurs life-long learning by developing and implementing initiatives and educational campaigns to awaken and nurture their entrepreneurial spirit. The Foundation leverages corporate and public support to ensure that existing and aspiring Latino entrepreneurs gain access and achieve success in the world of business.
For more information on the USHCC Foundation, please visit www.ushccfoundation.org
About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that generate $465 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States and Puerto Rico.
For more information on the USHCC, please visit www.ushcc.com.
Liberty Power is a registered trademark of Liberty Power Corp. LLC, whose subsidiaries are certified and licensed to provide retail electric service by the PUC / PSC of CA, CT, DC, DE, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX and VA.
Tim LoCascio, (954) 598-7063