FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Power, the nation's largest independent retail electric supplier, is proud to announce its partnership with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). This alliance is geared toward providing tens of thousands of dollars in annual scholarships to eligible students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education with an interest in pursuing careers in the fields of energy or the environment.
"The USHCC is proud to partner with Liberty Power to award scholarships to tomorrow's visionaries, who will soon carry on the responsibility of preserving the perennial American Dream," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "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."
"Liberty Power's devotion to our nation's foremost duty – preparing our youth for the challenges and opportunities of the future – is commendable, and we are honored to partner with them in this endeavor," said Marc Rodriguez, USHCC Chairman of the Board.
This year, the newly-established Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship will award one $10,000 scholarship and two $5,000 scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in the fields of environment and energy. The first-ever award winners will be announced at this year's USHCC National Convention, set to take place in Chicago on September 15th-17th. Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited two or four-year university that have an interest in the field of energy or the environment are welcome to apply by August 25, 2013.
"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 & CEO of Liberty Power. "Now, we at Liberty Power are proud to support promising young minds in their own educational pursuits."
For more information on the Bright Horizons Scholarship program, please visit: http://www.libertypowercorp.com/scholarship/
About Liberty Power
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Liberty Power is the largest independent retail electric supplier in the United States based on 2013 KEMA rankings of electric retailers. The company is also the first certified, 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
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.
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, please visit www.ushcc.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. Please visit www.ushccfoundation.org for more information on the USHCC Foundation.
SOURCE Liberty Power