FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Power, the nation's largest owner-operated retail electric supplier, is proud to announce the launch of the third annual Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship. The scholarship is an ongoing collaboration between Liberty Power and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation. This partnership is focused on providing 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 seeking careers in the fields of energy or the environment.
"Virtually every moment of every day our lives are impacted by science, technology, engineering and mathematics," said David Hernandez, co-founder and CEO of Liberty Power. "The aim of the Bright Horizons Scholarship is to encourage and support a diverse group of students to pursue STEM education. Ultimately, we hope these bright young minds will fuel the U.S. economy and improve our quality of life in the future."
Established in 2013, this year the Bright Horizons Scholarship 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 2015 Bright Horizons Scholarship will be announced at the USHCC National Convention on September 20-22 in Houston, Texas.
"The Bright Horizon's Scholarship is a wonderful vessel for the USHCC Foundation and Liberty Power to support the educational endeavors of some of this country's brightest and most promising students," said USHCC Foundation Chairman, Nina Vaca. "The world around us is filled with constant change, but as long as we continue to place a priority on higher education, we are helping to prepare our students today to meet the challenges of tomorrow."
Students who are currently studying STEM at an accredited two or four-year university with an interest in the field of energy or the environment are welcome to apply by July 15, 2015.
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 2014 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.
SOURCE Liberty Power